Academics & Classes
No, Columbus State remains open, and employees are at work teaching and supporting students online, by email and by phone. A limited number of buildings are open for in-person Autumn Semester 2020 instruction.
Most classes resume in remote format (with limited exceptions) for Autumn Semester 2020 starting August 31, and all College operations are serving students online, over the phone and through email. We will remain in primarily remote format through the end of fall semester.
If you know what classes you’d like to take, the easiest way to register is to do that online through CougarWeb. Here is a link to an instructional video. You can also call us at 614-287-5353 if you’d like some help with the registration process. If you aren’t yet sure what classes you should take, you should talk with an academic advisor first so that you can get some help with course selection.
We recommend that all students who have already registered or who are registering for Autumn verify on the class schedule how each course will be delivered: Live Online (includes virtual meeting times), fully online (no meeting times), Partial In-Person or Full In-Person. Check out this explainer video or visit our Online Learning page for more details.
Students can purchase all course books and supplies through the Bookstore website. Students are able to purchase all required course materials and supplies for classes
online at bookstore.cscc.edu with free UPS ground shipping on all orders. With the
Covid-19 pandemic continuing to impact Ohio, the physical bookstore will remain closed
to the public for Autumn Semester 2020.
For information about the online order process or general information, contact 614-287-5353 or email request to email@example.com.
We are committed to transparency, timeliness and accuracy in our communication. We will use the website, cscc.edu/coronavirus, as a primary communication tool, along with your @student.cscc.edu email. Additionally, you can access our updated hub on learning success within the current environment at cscc.edu/learnon.
We recognize that access to technology is critical to your success. If you are currently enrolled or planning to enroll for Autumn 2020 and you don’t have the technology you need to learn online, we can help. Columbus State has a supply of Chromebooks and mobile hot spots for WiFi access available for loan to eligible students.
If you are interested in borrowing a Chromebook from Columbus State, please complete the Chromebook borrowing agreement. If you are also interested in borrowing a device that can be used as a mobile hot spot from Columbus State, please also complete this hot spot borrowing agreement.
For more information, please contact Lisa Phillips, in Student Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! We’re so excited you’re considering Columbus State. It’s a smart choice. Our Admission team is working remotely for the time being, and we are ready to answer any questions you have about the College. In fact, coming next week, we’re launching virtual daily briefings next week for prospective students. Sign up to visit (virtually), and we’ll reach out with an invitation, link and instructions. Or visit our Admissions page to request information, apply or contact us.
Deadlines & Procedures
Autumn Semester 2020 registration is currently live. Academic advisors stand ready to assist with questions or planning needs, and can be reached by phone or email.
Millions of people are filing for unemployment for the first time, including students. Most of this can be done online, but when you’re prompted to have the College verify your enrollment and satisfactory progress, simply type “see attached enrollment verification" in those fields, and continue with your application. Then upload an enrollment verification before you submit you form. Complete your enrollment verification via the National Student Clearinghouse following these steps:
- From the CSCC enrollment verification page, click on the first option "Request an Official Enrollment Verification"
- On the National Student Clearinghouse page, log in with your Columbus State credentials
- Click on "Obtain an Enrollment Certificate"
- That can be saved as a PDF and uploaded as part of the unemployment application/verification process.
Yes, health and safety protocols apply to students, including wearing facial coverings on campus. You can find those details, as well as the process for requesting exemptions, within our Guide for Students Returning to Columbus State Community College Campuses.
Student Resources From Home
Absolutely! We suggest that you reach out to your advisor via telephone or email. If you already know who your advisor is, go ahead and reach out to them. If you are a returning student and you aren’t sure who your advisor is, here is a link to the advisor directory. If you are preparing for your first semester at Columbus State, you can actually call 614-287-5353, and a representative at that number can set up a time for you to have a phone appointment with an advisor in our Center for Advising Support and Exploration.
Face-to-face operations, such as Admissions, Student Central, Academic Advising, payments and billing, Library Services, Bookstore, tutoring, career services, Student Engagement and Leadership and more are being handled remotely through email, telephone and the web.
To support student needs and support their success, we have expanded the services typically offered by Student Central (records, registration, residency, financial aid, and other enrollment-related questions) to include academic advising, peer advocacy, and more. You can access Student Central via chat, phone (614-287-5353) and email (email@example.com).
Here is a list of additional key offices and the best way to access their services:
- Academic Advising: You can contact advisors via phone or email.
- Tutoring Services are available remotely through NetTutor’s Pisces. Students will have remote access to the college tutors they’ve become accustomed to meeting. Access these services through any course you are currently enrolled in (now or for an upcoming semester) by logging on to Blackboard. For more information, please contact Lynn Giese at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-287-2474, or Teddi Lewis-Hotopp at email@example.com, 614-287-2866.
- Admissions (high school students, transfer students, College Credit Plus, working adults, international students, immigrants and DACA students), firstname.lastname@example.org or (614) 287-5353
- The Bookstore remains accessible online, with contact information and hours for virtual support available on its website. Students, order your books online as soon as possible to allow time for shipping, which is free with UPS.
- The Mid-Ohio Market will remain open for curbside service. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, plus one Saturday a month from 9 a.m.-noon.
- Disability Services can be reached at email@example.com for testing questions or firstname.lastname@example.org for Advocate or departmental questions and is also available via chat or phone.
- We strongly encourage all payments via CougarWeb. Payments by check can be sent by U.S. Mail to P.O. Box 1609, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1609. In-person payments by cash may be made by appointment only. Cashiers and Student Accounting can be reached at 614-287-5658, email@example.com or via chat.
The physical testing center is closed. Your instructor will advise you how academic testing will be delivered on a class-by-class basis.
- Math placement testing (ALEKS) will be administered online through CougarWeb . Take the math placement test online by accessing CougarWeb with your Columbus State username and password. Select “ALEKS” under the “Placement Testing” link, and complete the math placement test.
- Reading and writing placement will be determined in other ways temporarily since these tests can’t be taken online. To find the right course for you, we’ll use your ACT/SAT/GED scores, Advance Placement English, COMPASS test scores, Accuplacer scores, or your performance in college courses you’ve already taken. These test scores give you more course options. If you don’t have these test scores, don’t worry. Our first term advisors will show you how to register for our Fundamentals of College Writing (ENGL 0199) / College Composition Workshop (ENGL1101), where you’ll learn in a small-group, teacher-directed environment that will set you up for success through the rest of your college journey. An advisor will contact you after you complete our online New Student Workshop. Sign up today with your Columbus State username and password.
Community and Professional Testing
- The center will not proctor tests for other institutions. For department-required tests for program admission and graduation, exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Proficiency, CCP and ESL testing
- Proficiency testing and College Credit Plus testing are suspended. English as a Second Language students, we’re creating a new process for your placement test, so continue to check our ESL placement testing webpage for updates.
Columbus State’s Counseling Services has psychological tips for dealing with the coronavirus posted on their website: Psychological Tips for Managing Coronavirus Concerns. You can request a counseling appointment or get mental health referrals to community counseling services by calling (614) 287-2818.
If are experiencing an emergency concern and a quick response is needed, call 911 or go directly to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Columbus State’s Hope and Help suicide prevention app can be downloaded for free through app stores on Apple and Android phones. The app provides links to mental health providers, as well as critical information on how to help a friend or loved one in need.
Not at this time. We will communicate event cancellations through their event organizers.