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Application for Admission


Applying for Admission is Step 1 in the Get Started Guide

Your future starts now! Your first step is to fill out our free application. Most students will use our Standard Application, although there is a separate application for College Credit Plus students and other groups. Follow the Get Started Guide for an overview of the entire process, including financial aid and orientation.

Feel free to Contact Admissions if you need help! We'll see you at your first class. 

Next: Don't wait to file your FAFSA! Once you're done with your admissions application, Apply for Financial Aid!

Standard Application

This application is for all students applying for the first time to Columbus State, including transient students. (If you've already taken College Credit Plus with Columbus State, no need to reapply!)

Standard Application

Otterbein Dual Admission Program Application

Otterbein Partnership Application

The Otterbein partnership is only open to new Columbus State students. If you are a current Otterbein student, who wants to take courses at Columbus State, see Transient Students

Capital University Dual Admission Program Application

Capital U Partnership Application

College Credit Plus 

This application is for high school students who wish to earn college credit through Ohio's College Credit Plus program. Please note: you must be an Ohio resident for tuition purposes to qualify for the College Credit Plus program.

College Credit Plus Application

Returning Students & Previously Accepted Students

Select this option if you have ever submitted an application to Columbus State. We will have your records on file.
Please note: If you have taken classes through the College Credit Plus program and would like to continue on as a traditional student at Columbus State, you do not need to complete a standard application.

Next Steps

Already Started an Application?

Do you have an application in progress? Don't start over! Log back in to finish it. 

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