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New Students & Orientation

As a new Columbus State student, we want to make sure you have everything you need for a successful transition into college. Once you've applied, New Student Programs can help you get ready for your first semester. 

Orientation / New Student Workshop

If you've already applied for admission and completed placement, your next step is to attend either Orientation or New Student Workshop. There, you'll register for your first class, discuss financial aid options, learn about campus resources, and get ready to succeed in college.


For students who have graduated high school within the last two years. You will receive an invitation to Orientation via email. Learn more.

New Student Workshop

For students who graduated high school more than two years ago.

Sign up for New Student Workshop

Virtual Drop-In Appointments

If you would like to speak with a Navigator today, please use the following link to sign in for a virtual drop-in appointment. Please expect a call within the next 30-40 minutes coming from a 614 phone number.

here for Virtual Drop-ins

Hours for Virtual Drops In

New Student Programs will be closed for Virtual Drop Ins on New Student Orientation Days. Those dates are:

June 8, June 10, June 14, June 18, June 22, June 23, June 28, June 30, July 1, July 13, July 16, July 19, July 21, July 27, July 29, August 2, August 3, and August 6


1:00-3:00 p.m.


9:00-11:00 a.m.


1:00-4:00 p.m.


9:00–11:00 a.m.


1:00pm - 3:00pm

*Friday, July 23rd 12pm-2pm*


Our team will be facilitating a Course Scheduling Workshop the last Saturday of every month.



Navigators: Your Guides to Columbus State

As you get started on your journey, a Navigator can help guide you along the way. See the table below to identify your specific Navigator based on your intended program of study. If you are interested in completing courses at Delaware or a Regional Learning Center, you can find your Navigator for that location as well.

If you plan to complete courses at the Delaware Campus, please find your Advisor by choosing Student Services on the Delaware Campus website.


If you plan to complete courses at a Regional Learning Center, please find your Advisor by choosing your location on the Locations website.


Scott Rombauer

Please sign in for virtual drop-ins below.


 Book an Appointment

If you are a student at another college and want to take courses at Columbus State with the intention of transferring them back to your own college, you are what we call a “transient student”. We welcome you to Columbus State and look forward to helping you on your educational journey! 

Just getting started?  Follow this easy step-by-step guide. 

Transient / Guest Students

Pro-tip – Use the Transient Registration Form in Step 5 to help you get ready to register for your class(es). 

Still have questions after following the guide? We are here to help.   

Visit Transient Advising to connect with advisors by e-mail, a virtual drop-in appointment or live chat.   

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