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Application FAQ

See also Admissions FAQ

 

1. I tried to enter my high school/college and it can’t be found.

In the high school look up box, review the four (4) options to determine which steps you should follow when completing the search.

  • Option 1 is for students who attended an Ohio high school
  • Option 2 is for students who attended a high school in another country
  • Option 3 is for students who attended home school
  • Option 4 is for students who attended a high school that is not listed

OPTION 1:
If you attended high school in Ohio, complete your search using ONLY ONE of the following fields: High School Name (enter only one or two words), City, State, or Zip. Click “search.” A list of red codes should appear. Select your school and then continue with the high school section by entering dates attended.

OPTION 2:
If you attended high school or home school in another country, enter Foreign High School in the HIGH SCHOOL NAME box and click search. A red code should appear that says 426408 | Foreign High School | ZZ. Click on the listing and then continue with the high school section by entering the city of your high school and the dates attended.

OPTION 3:
If you attended home school, enter Home School in the HIGH SCHOOL NAME box and click search. A red code should appear that says 0873004 } Home School - Other. Click on the code and then continue with the high school section by entering the city, state, and zip code of your home school and the dates attended.

OPTION 4:
If you cannot find your high school in the list, enter High School Not Listed in the HIGH SCHOOL NAME box and click search. A red code should appear that says 1199925 | High School Not Listed. Click on the code and then continue with the high school section by entering the city, state, and zip code of your high school and the dates attended.

2. I applied to or attended Columbus State in the past. Do I need to reapply?

No. Once a student has completed an application in the past, there is no need for them to reapply.

  • If you are a returning student (you have taken classes here in the past), please refer to this link: http://cscc.edu/admissions/returningstudent/.
  • If you applied in the past but did not take any classes, you may need to take our COMPASS placement test and finish the steps of the enrollment process, skipping the step to apply to the college. Here is the link where you can find the steps of the enrollment process: http://www.cscc.edu/admissions/getstarted/.

3. I’m having trouble completing my application or I filled something out wrong. What do I do?

Please contact one of our Admissions Representatives or visit us in the Admissions Department: http://cscc.edu/admissions/contact-admissions.shtml.

4. When I try to apply, it says I already have a “student record.” What do I do?

This mean you have already been entered into the system, and have been assigned an account and password. Click on the “Forgot username and/or password” link on the application login page, and enter your email address to have your username and a link to reset your password sent to you. If you continue to have difficulties, please contact and Admissions Representative or visit our Admissions Department: http://cscc.edu/admissions/contact-admissions.shtml.

5. I’ve completed my application but haven’t heard back from Columbus State. What should I do?

The first step is to check that your application was submitted, which is done by clicking the “submit” button at the bottom of the completed application. You can check your application status by logging back into your application account. You can also contact an Admissions Representative or visit our Admissions Department: http://cscc.edu/admissions/contact-admissions.shtml.

6. I’ve submitted my application. What’s next?

Please check the email account that you used when you created the application for a communication from Columbus State within 1-2 business days of submitting your application. The letter that you receive will indicate your next steps.

  • If you receive an acceptance letter, you will want to continue with the rest of the steps in the enrollment process: http://cscc.edu/admissions/getstarted/.
  • If you receive communication that is requesting additional information or documentation, please submit the requested information as soon as possible so that your application can finish being processed.
  • If you are unclear about what information is being requested, please contact an Admissions Representative or visit our Admissions Department: http://cscc.edu/admissions/contact-admissions.shtml.

7. How do I find out my selective service number?

You can find your selective service number online at www.sss.gov, or by calling 847-688-6888. If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 26 and have not registered for a selective service number, you can register at the time of inquiry.

8. When is the application deadline?

Application deadlines for upcoming semesters can be found at http://cscc.edu/admissions/application-dates.shtml.

9. Can I talk to an College Coach before applying?

Yes! Meetings with College Coaches are available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Here is a link to the Admissions office hours: http://cscc.edu/admissions/contact-admissions.shtml.