- A Transient student is currently enrolled at another college and wants to take one or more courses at Columbus State to transfer to their home institution.
- A Guest student is not enrolled at another college but wants to take one or more courses to apply towards a graduate program, professional development, or personal interest.
Please refer to the Step-by-Step Instructions & Registration Form for Transient/Guest students.
A Transient/Guest Registration Form is only required if a course has a prerequisite that is not on your Columbus State record. You can find prerequisites listed in the course descriptions in the course catalog. You may also attempt to register via your CougarWeb account. If you are successful, the prerequisite is on your record, otherwise submit the form with the appropriate documentation.
Registering for Classes
You can view course descriptions in the course catalog.
To get a better understanding of Columbus State course modalities and how to recognize them, please refer to the pdf: Guide to In-Person, Web, and Blended Courses listed on the Course Descriptions & Schedule webpage.
Students can register if the class has not met and if seats are still available. If you do not have course approval, an advisor will need to review your request to make sure you meet all required prerequisites. You can email email@example.com with the course(s) you are requesting and a copy of all necessary transcript(s), Degree Audits, or your Advising Report for review.
Issues with Registration
DID YOU SUBMIT YOUR FORM? After completing the admissions application and receiving your official acceptance, you can submit the Transient/Guest Student Registration Form and all required documentation for further review. You will find detailed instructions on the Transient/Guest Student Registration Form Step #5.
We email an official notification to your Columbus State email address. Make sure to set up your CSCC email and check it regularly. Instructions for how to set up your email can be found at Student Email.
If you are still having trouble setting up your email, contact the IT department at 614-287-5050.
*PLEASE NOTE: Processing your request can take 5-7 business days. During busier times of the year, processing can take 7-10 business days.
If your request has already been approved and you’re receiving a yellow prerequisite warning message, this is for informational purposes only and you may click past this and continue with registration.
If you are a biological male student, between the ages of 18 and 26, you must have your Selective Service number on file before you can register for a course(s). You can discover your Selective Service number online at www.sss.gov. Once you obtain this information, please provide verification of your number by calling the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353.
Please reach out to the Cashiers and Student Accounting Office to learn your next steps.
If you completed all the steps in the Detailed Instructions, reviewed the FAQs listed above, and received an approval email, yet cannot register, please contact the Telephone Information Center at 614-287-5353 for assistance. You can also chat online or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Find our chat hours on the Transient/Guest Student website.
Financial Aid & Payment
Transient/Guest students do not qualify for Columbus State financial aid. However, if you are receiving financial aid at your home institution, you may be eligible for a Consortium Agreement. See detailed information at Transferring Financial Aid / Transient Financial Aid (Consortium Agreement Information).
Blackboard & Textbooks
Blackboard is our online learning management system. We offer Blackboard help and orientation on our website.
You can log into Blackboard to check your course(s) four days before the start of the semester.
Please see the Textbook Lookup on the website.
Transcripts & Grade Releases
Please review our website: Request a Columbus State Transcript.
Please review our website: Early Grade Release.