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Register for Spring Semester and Go for Fifteen!

Spring Semester registration begins Monday, October 22! Spring Semester begins Monday, January 14 at Columbus State, so now’s the time to select your classes and fill your schedule for the next term.

When you’re looking at your Spring Schedule, remember to “Go for 15!” Fifteen credits that is. With the new semester schedule that all Ohio colleges and universities are on now, you will need to have at least 15 credits to complete your degree according to plan.

Because semesters are longer, your classes are now stretched out over 15 weeks. Take a look at your Plan of Study for your degree and you’ll see that it requires at least 60 credits to complete. A “full load” of classes –at least 15 credits – will get you there on time and on budget!

NOTE: Columbus State will close on-campus student services from Saturday, Dec. 22 –Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, for the holidays. These services will re-open on January 2, 2013. Online registration and fee payment will still be available during this period on CougarWeb, but in-person, on-campus, or phone services will not be available.

The On-time Registration period for Spring Semester is still October 22 – December 30, but the Late Registration Fee has been waived this term due to the holiday break. Just be sure to register early in order to schedule the classes and sections you want for spring! The Fee Payment Deadline for Spring Semester is January 8, 2013.


October is Advising and Registration Month

The second half of October is a very important time of year for academic advising.  Not only is it nearing mid-term, but it's already time to be preparing for the upcoming semester.  Spring Semester 2013 registration begins on Monday, October 22!  Students are encouraged to plan ahead and call (614) 287-5353 to schedule an advising appointment as soon as possible.  Advisors are here to help students plan ahead for the upcoming terms.  Walk-in services are also available for academic advising on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.  Advising Services is located in Aquinas Hall Room 116.  Plan now and beat the last-minute rush!

Also, don’t forget that on Thursday, October 25, Advising Services will host the Annual College Transfer Fair from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounges.  More than 50 four-year universities and colleges will attend to help you with your transfer options.

Also, this week and next, Advising Services' BLUEprint Workshops will present multiple workshops on graduation preparation and transfer planning. 

DARS: Mapping Your Path to Graduation: Having a plan can save you time and money. Learn how to use your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to create a plan that will help you achieve your goals.

Tuesday, October 23, at 6:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225
Thursday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Hall 225

Transfer Planning 101: Do you know how to transfer to another college? Do you know where you want to go to complete your bachelor’s degree? Get tips for successfully transitioning to a four-year college.

Thursday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. in Madison Hall 225
Monday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225

Take advantage of the many opportunities to plan your future and plan for success!


Photo seminar reduced for Columbus State students!

National Geographic Traveler Photo Seminars will offer a reduced rate of admission--only $99 instead of $195--to all Columbus State students for their October 20 Photography Seminar “Creativity with Light,” to be held at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Seats are limited so it is a first-come, first-served situation. To register, go to this link:, choose the October 20 seminar at the Columbus Museum of Art, enter the discount code of STUDENT99 and this will reduce your admission fee to only $99 which also covers lunch!

Twelve scholarships you can apply for now

Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for community colleges) is hosting 11 scholarships, and don't miss a 12th aimed at transfer students.

The scholarships are aimed at students with a 3.5 GPA or higher and are designed to help community college students finish their education. Students don't need to be Phi Theta Kappa members, and the local deadline to apply is November 28.

Many scholarships go unclaimed every year, says Becky Murray, chapter coordinator of Columbus State's Phi Theta Kappa chapter. Winning a scholarship can be great "PR" – one student who was a finalist for the All-State Community College Academic Team found herself recruited by four-year colleges from across the country.

For the first dozen, go to and click on the “$” icon.

These can be accessed through a common application:

  • Hites Transfer Scholarship.
  • Guistwhite Scholarships.
  • All-USA Academic Team.
  • Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team.
  • New Century Scholars.
  • All-Ohio Academic Team.

Another six require separate applications. Also go to go to and click on the “$” icon, then scroll to the bottom of the page.

  • Richard L. Resurreccion Public Safety Scholarship.
  • The Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
  • The Jeannette Rankin Foundation.
  • International Scholar Laureate Program.
  • Pearson Prize for Higher Education.

Finally, don’t miss the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. It’s aimed at students transferring to a four-year school, and can be worth up to $30,000 per year. Contact Math Instructor Jessica Lickeri ( for more information. The deadline for that one is November 18.

For more information on scholarships, click to our Scholarships page.


Disability Awareness Month guest lecture is October 26

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Dr. Kaitz and her service/hearing dog "Rhine."

A special keynote presentation during Disability Awareness Month will be given by Ellen Kaitz, MD on Friday, October 26, at 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Center Ballroom, fourth floor of WD. The presentation is free and open to the public. Dr. Kaitz’s presentation is titled “Stop Dis’ing my Ability!”

Dr. Katz is a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center and a subspecialist in pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kaitz has been recognized on the national Best Doctors Inc.’s “Best Doctors in America” list in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She has published numerous papers and has spoken locally and nationally on a variety of topics in pediatric rehabilitation. She is a strong advocate for people with disabilities.

Come listen to her presentation about disability awareness, tips on succeeding and finding your ability!



woman shopping colleges

Shop Your Options at the 2012 Transfer Fair! 

Come to the Columbus State Transfer Fair on Thursday, October 25 and you can meet with four-year colleges and universities from around the state to learn about your transfer options. The Transfer Fair will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounges and it’s free of course! 





Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio coming soon!

posterSign up now for the 2012 Collegiate Leadership Conference of Ohio, to be held November 9 and 10 in the Columbus State Conference Center on campus (fourth floor of WD).

This year’s conference theme is Navigate Your Pathway! Students will explore their leadership identity through paths of engagement, diversity and service. Keynote speakers, entertainment, a community service project and more than 30 workshops will offer attendees hands-on experiences, networking skills, and a chance to explore their own personal pathway!

College students from across the state will attend this conference, and Columbus State students who register will have their $30 registration fee refunded upon completion of the event.

You can read all about the conference online here, and register for the event online as well! The last day to register is Monday, October 22.


Theatre Columbus State to perform October 17-20

posterThe students in the Theater program will present their new comedy “1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible” which is actually two plays by James McLure. Columbus State’s Frank Barnhart directs. The first act, “Laundry and Bourbon,” is the story of three small-town women who love to gossip. The second, “Lone Star,” is about Roy, a man who loves three things: his country, his beautiful wife and his 1959 pink Thunderbird Convertible — not necessarily in that order. The play will be performed Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Auditorium. There will also be a 3:00 p.m. matinee on Thursday, October 18. Admission is free. This play is for mature audiences only!

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