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“Cutover Weekend” starts Friday


Cougar Web and Colleague will be unavailable from Friday evening, August 24 until Monday morning, August 27 for Cutover Weekend. This is happening to allow Columbus State to make the necessary updates from quarters to semesters for college processes including G.P.A., academic standing, and Financial Aid Standards of Progress.


No registration or application activity can occur from 8:30 p.m. Friday until 8:00 a.m. Monday morning. To help out, Student Services offices will remain open until 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Book allowance increases for Autumn Semester

Starting Autumn Semester, August 29, the maximum financial aid credit available for the purchase of textbooks and course materials at the Columbus State Bookstore will increase to $650. For more information on the change and key dates, please visit



Do you play “strings?”

If you play a string instrument, you may want to join the new Columbus State Strings Ensemble, which is organizing this Fall Semester! If you’d like to know more about it, simply get in touch with instructor Gordon Franklin during the first couple of weeks of Fall Semester. He will try to find a time that works for any interested students to get together to practice as an ensemble group.


Parking garage to be closed for painting starting Aug. 8

Some cleaning and repair work will be going on in the Columbus State Parking Garage on the following dates, so keep these in mind this week and next:

  • Wednesday, August 8 -- 4th floor only closed
  • Thursday, August 9 -- 3rd and 4th floors closed
  • Friday, August 10 –2nd, 3rd, 4th floors and south entry ramp closed
  • Weekend, August 11-12-- the entire garage will be closed


Sign up for success with new On-Time Registration!

students with laptopThe new On-Time Registration Policy is in effect for Fall Semester, and the final day to sign up “on time” is August 14. From August 15-September 12, you can still register “late,” and a late registration fee will show up on your student account—however, this fee will be waived for Fall, as we all get used to this new policy. (For Spring Semester, you will pay a $100 late fee if you register late, add, or change sections after the on-time registration period.)

As usual, your instructor’s permission is required to process any registration changes after the start of the semester, or class. Registration for any classes Fall Semester is closed after September 12.

Here’s why you should register on time:

  • Studies show that if you’re in class from day one, you’re more successful.
  • You’re more likely to get into a required class or your preferred section
  • You’ll save money by avoiding that late fee, and you’ll maximize your financial aid.
  • On-time registration helps you to plan and practice time management
  • You’ll avoid all that stress and last-minute scrambling for classes
  • And if you plan ahead and register on time, you’ll get the most out of each semester!

Special notes: Classes that begin after the start of the full term have a registration deadline of two weeks prior to the start of that class. Some departmental deadlines may be earlier, so check the schedule carefully.


Two new political classes offered this fall!

Two “Special Topics” Politics classes, taught by Professor Robert Fitrakis, will be offered Fall Semester, and you can register for them now!

JFK campaigningCampaigns and Elections
(POLS 1194-001-50958) is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

You will learn the basics of the road to the White House, how to get a seat in Congress, and how to run for local office. You will discuss and analyze the 2012 election as it unfolds, and get credit for getting involved in campaigns and election protection.

Politics & the Media (POLS-1194-H01-51032) is a Hybrid Course online and in-class on Mondays at 6:00-7:20 p.m. In this class you will learn about the role of a free press in a free society and how to identify the “News That Didn’t Make the News and Why.” Professor Fitrakis will help you analyze local and national political news and speak with local media professionals. You will create your own media. The class will submit the top censored stories to the national Project Censored organization.



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