Columbus State Community College is committed to the principle of providing each student
access to quality educational programs and lifelong learning. An application for admission
is required for all applicants pursuing enrollment in academic credit courses. Information
provided on the Columbus State Community College admissions application is used to determine initial admission status.
Additional documentation is required for certain applicant categories, such as: International/non-immigrant applicants,
permanent residents, applicants with a felony, PSEO, Dual Enrollment, and other Early
College programs. Applicants must complete their application by the stated Application Deadline Dates. Applicants not meeting established procedures will not be admitted to Columbus State.
New applicants generally need to take Placement Tests in order to determine which
classes they will need to take before they enroll. Certain applicants may be exempt
from taking all or some of the Placement Tests. For some students, prerequisite credit
and/or noncredit coursework in Science, Reading, Mathematics, and English may be needed
prior to enrolling in certain courses and programs. Applicants who complete the college's
placement tests and place into the noncredit English as a Second Language (ESL) Basic
English course are required to register and successfully complete the noncredit ESL
Basic English course(s) prior to enrollment in credit-bearing ESL and other courses
with specific prerequisites.
Also, many individual programs are "selective." For example, while almost anyone will
be admitted into Columbus State, you'll need to fulfill prerequisites and submit an
application to get into the Nursing program. Some majors are quite competitive, so
be sure to read through the program admission requirements and check with an Admissions Specialist before starting.
Not sure if you're ready for college work? Our Placement Tests will help determine
if you should start with a basic Math or English class, or take a Developmental Education
class for remedial work.
We also have a GED Prep Program to help you if you don't have your high school diploma.