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Madison Hall, Upper Level
550 E Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Student Central

Student Central, located on the upper level of Madison Hall, is the place to stop for guidance and assistance you need to be a successful student. The Student Services Specialists at Student Central are well versed in every area of Columbus State and will work closely with you to find answers and connect you to the resources you need.

Cougar ID Cards

To obtain a Cougar ID Card, students must bring a valid government ID (such as Drivers License, State issued ID card, or current US Military ID) to Student Central, in the lower level of Madison Hall on the Columbus Campus. Cougar ID cards are issued in the Business Services Office, first floor of Moeller Hall on the Delaware Campus.

Once enrollment and fee payments have been verified, a validation ID sticker can be obtained in Student Central.

Student Replacement ID cards can be purchased for $4 in the Cashier's Office, and by bringing the paid receipt and secondary ID to the lower level of Madison Hall.

This card will help the college better serve you as a customer and will allow you access to buildings, equipment and recreational facilities, library privileges, and use of the many services we offer at Columbus State.

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Student Central Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday* 9:00 am-12:00 pm
*Upcoming Saturday Dates - Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 25, Mar 25, April 29, May 20, May 27, Jun 24 & Jul 29

Cougar ID Card Hours


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Friday 11:00am-1:00pm
Saturday* 9:00am-12:00pm
*Upcoming Saturday Dates - Jan 7, Jan 14, Feb 25, Mar 25, April 29, May 20, May 27, Jun 24 & Jul 29


Spring Semester

  • Classes begin January 17, 2017
  • Last Day for 100% Refund for Full Term Classes January 26. 2017
  • College Closed for President's Day (Observed) February 17, 2017
  • Last Day to Withdraw from Full Term Classes March 27, 2017
  • Graduation May 12, 2017
  • Spring Semester Ends May 13, 2017

Summer Semester

  • Registration begins February 20, 2017
  • FAFSA Deadline April 24, 2017
  • Fee Payment Deadline May 24, 2017
  • Classes begin May 29, 2017
  • Summer Semester Ends August 12, 2017

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.

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