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Academic Support Services

Beginning in the fall of 2012, Columbus Sate switched from quarters to semesters; the transition included the duration of a typical class, which currently includes 16 weeks of learning, studying,  and taking exams. There are many resources available to students to support your learning experience inside and outside the classroom.  From Peer Advocates to BLUEPrint workshops, there are many tools available to guide your academic pursuits.

Academic Advising

Advising Services anticipates the needs of our diverse student population and supports students in achieving lifelong educational, career and personal goals. We strive to inspire our students and promote their autonomy.

Academic Calendar

This is the Academic Calendar, which includes dates, deadlines, fee payment deadlines, holidays and other school closing dates.

BLUEPrint Workshops

Advising Services hosts BLUEPrint Workshops every week on a variety of student success topics. For more information, call (614) 287-2668 or email blueprint@cscc.edu.

Support Beyond Measure (Summer 2014 Edition)

At Columbus State, we provide a number of learning opportunities beyond the classroom. From developing your skill set, to getting involved on campus, our new Student Success Series booklet makes it easy for you to find valuable resources – all in one spot. The booklet brings together resources and workshops to help you make the most of your Columbus State experience.

Tutoring

Need help in your classes? Don't wait -- get the help you need. These tutoring resources are free and they're here to help.

Peer Mentoring

A tutor is provided for most courses offered at Columbus State Community College; it is also free for students enrolled at Columbus State Community College.

Writing Center

The Columbus State Community College Writing Center is a free one-on-one tutorial service for students, faculty, and staff. Tutors work with writers on a variety of projects such as essay assignments, research papers, résumés, business letters, lab reports, and scholarship applications. Tutors can help with any stage of the writing process, from generating ideas to revising and polishing.

The Online Writing Center

The Online Writing Center at Columbus State Community College is a free service to all students who need help at any stage of the writing process. We offer writing tutoring in two ways. One way is asynchronous tutoring where students can submit essays to the OWC at any time via the Blackboard Assignment Feature, and these essays will be read by a writing consultant who is also a faculty member here at Columbus State.

Cougar Edge

Students whose COMPASS assessment indicates placement into both DEV 0105 (Basic Math) and DEV 0140 (Intermediate Reading) are required take Cougar Edge classes before enrolling in credit courses at Columbus State Community College. Cougar Edge classes are offered at no cost. This allows students to improve their skills without using their financial aid dollars.

The program is a partnership between Columbus State and multiple ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education) partners.  It is the intent if the program to provide students with a means to improve their basic math and reading skills at no cost to the student; thereby helping them save any financial aid funds for college-level course work.

Trio-Student Support Services

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded ($247,584 annually) grant program serving low-income and potential first-generation college graduates, which provides comprehensive academic support services to enhance students’ productivity and academic success. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and students are notified about a week later.

Eligible students regularly receive quality one-on-one academic advising, tutorial assistance, related academic support services, and assistance with the financial aid process. The SSS program also offers workshops in financial literacy, study skills and personal development, as well as opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and attend cultural events. SSS assists participants with the complete transfer process and provides assistance and support with overall adjustment to community college life.

The GOT Network

GOT (Generation One Trailblazers) is a resource group for first generation students at Columbus State Community College. GOT Faculty Contacts and GOT Staff Partners display signs in their areas to identify themselves as employees committed to supporting first generation students on campus. First generation students are always welcome to stop by and chat with these faculty and staff members who understand the challenges of being the first in the family to attend college.

www.facebook.com/gotcscc