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, PSEO, College Credit Plus, 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.
Prior to registering for classes, new students should submit their transcripts and
ACT/SAT test scores to the College. If you’ve been out of high school for more than
10 years and don’t have documentation, the College has other options for placement.
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.