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Register for Spring Semester and Go for Fifteen!

logoSpring Semester registration started October 22 and 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.

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Happy Halloween!

Don’t forget, the Student Engagement and Leadership office is hosting a Halloween festival today, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Nestor Hall Student Lounge, complete with 

a photo booth, mask painting, face painting, costume contests, ghost making crafts, a fortune teller, free food and more!


Rally for Veterans Nov. 9!

returning soldierJoin Columbus State’s Veterans Services on Friday, November 9, on the mallway (near the statue) from 8:45-9:45 a.m. as we give a big shout out to our Columbus State veterans who will march downtown to join in the Columbus Veterans Day Parade! The Columbus Veterans Day Parade is nationally recognized as one of our nation’s biggest parades by the Department of Defense. This year we celebrate and welcome home our Iraq War veterans.

At the rally, the Veteran Services program will also be accepting monetary donations in support of Blue Star Mothers, a non-profit organization of mothers who have children honorably serving in the military.

The parade begins at noon at Nationwide Plaza and North High Street, proceeds south on High Street, turns west on Broad St. and disbands at Veterans Memorial.

So come out and cheer for our veterans, and join them in their march downtown! You can also support the Marines’ Toys for Tots campaign by bringing a toy to the parade. The Lima Company Marines will be collecting toys all along the parade route.

Columbus State veterans who would like to participate in the parade should contact the Columbus State Veterans Services team at (614) 287-2814 to RSVP and for additional information.


BLUEprint Workshops: Tackle your anxiety and ace your exams 

Final exams are right around the corner! Deadlines for your big projects and essays are approaching. You still have time to boost your confidence, develop your skills, and rid yourself of anxiety. Attend an upcoming BLUEprint workshop, where you'll learn to overcome your fears and write like an expert.

Tackling Test Anxiety - - Thursday, November 1 - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225. 

Writing For Success-- Thursday, November 8 - 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in Madison Hall 225.

If you would like a printable flyer of all the workshops, or if you have any other questions, please email



By the way, do you know how to benefit from tutoring?

tutoring sceneWhen you walk into one of the free Tutoring Centers at Columbus State, you can make the most of your time by following these four steps:

1) Bring your textbook and syllabus even though you may not use them every day in class.

2) If the instructor gave a specific assignment, bring that too. These vary by teacher and the tutor you get may not be the one you have in class. Do you need a calculator? Bring it!

3) Be specific! Don’t just say “I need help with fractions.” Be specific and say “I need to know how to find the lowest common denominator.” If you need to do a writing assignment, write it, then bring it in for editing and review.

4) Leave enough time to get to your class, plan ahead, and don’t wait until the last minute to get help.

Did you know that mathematics and writing help is also available online? If not, check out and for more information.

If you need to make an appointment for tutoring, go to, log in and search for appointments. It’s that easy! For more information, contact Dr. David Reedy at


Columbus State students, we need you to focus!

Columbus State students are invited to participate in a Focus Group on Wednesday, November 7, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. because:

Exciting things are happening in the Discovery District! Our educational institutions are welcoming folks from throughout the city and region…Hills Market is set to open later this year for grocery shoppers…Grass Skirt Restaurant is serving up a batch of fun…The new 70/71 interchange will bring more people than ever before into our district…and our cultural institutions are world class.

And it all affects you! During these years that you attend Columbus State, you are travelling in and around the Discovery District, in fact, you may even live here. We want to make certain that your experience is the best it can be.

Please join us for a lunch time discussion (with FREE pizza!) and give us your opinion. You will also receive a gift card to a local store or restaurant as a thank you from the Discovery District.

Space is limited! To reserve your spot, email your name to Only 20 spots are available in this focus group.


Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center opens for Spring Semester

high school signThe Reynoldsburg Regional Learning Center will open January 14 for the Spring Semester, bringing a new level of educational opportunities to the area. Located in a wing of the Reynoldsburg High School Livingston Campus, 6699 Livingston Ave., the center includes classrooms, labs and a new Health Sciences lab.
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