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Graduating soon?

There's more than one way to earn a college degree, and starting at Columbus State can be among the smartest. Whether you're looking to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree and transfer to a four-year college, or you want an associate degree that gets you career-ready, we've got the education you need. What's more, you'll get it at the lowest tuition in central Ohio.

STEM Students

Summer at the Edge

"Columbus State students do grad-level research at Air Force summer program."

Transfer Programs

Columbus State has developed clear paths to a bachelor's degree at nine partner colleges: The Ohio State University, Franklin University, Ohio University, Otterbein University, Ohio Dominican University, Ohio Wesleyan University, Miami University, Bowling Green State University, and Capital University. That means you'll have a detailed plan to earn your degree - one that starts at Columbus State and takes you right to your goal of a bachelor's degree.


Click here to apply for admission online. Then check out our Financial Aid office for information on paying for college.


Check our Academic Calendar for important dates in the semester you are applying for. Columbus State's deadlines are usually a little later than most colleges, so don't assume you've missed out!

Required Documents

We have an open admissions policy, so we don't require high school transcripts or ACT and SAT scores as a criteria for admission. However, supplying these scores can help us determine if you need to take placement test or not, so it's a great idea to send them to Columbus State!

We will need your final official high school transcripts for many programs and courses, though, so remember to send them in. If you're submitting AP scores, we'll need them directly from the College Board - we can't take them off your high school transcript.


To get the most out of your college experience, check in with Advising Services, don't be afraid to seek out Tutoring, and get involved with Student Activities and Athletics.

To get an extra boost, join an Arts & Sciences Learning Community. These students take two or more classes together, building a cohort of students and forging bonds as they enter college. Arts & Sciences Learning Communities

Instructions for graduating seniors who previously attended or applied as PSEO/Dual Enrollment or an other Early College Program.

Did you attend Columbus State as a PSEO, Dual Enrollment or Other Early College Student? Your next step is to contact an Academic Advisor to discuss your next steps.

If you applied for PSEO while you were in high school, but were not accepted into the program, please reapply for admission to the college. Please contact an admissions representative if you have questions if you need assistance.

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