Find Your Orientation
Your Orientation or New Student Workshop is an opportunity to get a great start to your college career. You'll learn about Columbus State, find out what to expect, and learn how to succeed as a college student. Most importantly, this is where you'll choose and register for your first classes.
Recent High School Grads
If you graduated in 2022 or 2023, check your email for an invitation to Orientation. This daylong event will get you ready for college and introduce you to everything Columbus State has to offer! Orientation Site.
If you graduated high school in 2021 or before, you will take part in New Student Workshop. This two-part program includes 1) An online, self-paced program where you'll learn about Columbus State and 2) A live course registration workshop.
English as a Second Language
The ESL Next Steps Workshop is designed for students who completed the ESL placement test and placed into ESL 0188, 0189, or 0190 on their ESL placement assessment. At the workshop, students will meet an ESL professor, register for classes, and work with a member of the financial aid team to file their FAFSA, all in one event. Register for an ESL Next Steps workshop
- Graduating College Credit Plus students: If you already earned credits through College Credit Plus and would like to continue taking classes at Columbus State, please visit Transitioning from College Credit Plus
- If you are transferring to Columbus State with some college credits, check out our instructions for "Prior College Experience."