New Student Orientation for Autumn Semester 2022
Invitations to register for New Student Orientation will begin on May 3rd for students who graduated high school within the last two years (2021 or 2022) and are starting at Columbus State in Autumn 2022. Invitations will be sent to your Columbus State student email once you have placement scores on file for reading, writing, and math. For more information on placement testing, as well as other important to-do items prior to attending orientation, please see the Pre-Orientation Checklist.
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Are you a recent high school graduate (2021 or 2022) who is planning to attend Columbus State in Autumn 2022?
Welcome to Columbus State Community College! We are excited you have decided to join us for part of your journey. As a new Cougar, your next step is to attend orientation. The New Student Orientation program is designed to help ease the transition from high school to college as well as prepare parents and families for their student's new journey. Orientation provides students and families with information on the services and opportunities Columbus State has to offer. In addition, students will participate in a group advising session and register for their first semester of classes. Please complete the first 4 steps of the Pre-Orientation Checklist and check your CSCC student email for your invitation.
What do I do if I want to start taking classes in the Summer 2022 semester?
If you graduated high school within the last two years and want to start pursuing a degree or certificate during the Summer semester, your next step is to complete the New Student Workshop.
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What is Orientation?
New Student Orientation at Columbus State Community College equips students with the tools necessary to achieve their goals. Through orientation, students experience first term advising, proactive financial aid education, and exposure to campus resources. Additionally, orientation is a great place to make new friends! Students will leave orientation feeling a connection to the Columbus State community and prepared to begin their academic journey.
Students who attend orientation will:
- Make valuable connections with peers, student leaders, and campus staff.
- Discover Columbus State's academic and personal support services.
- Learn how to register for classes and leave with their first semester schedule.
- Learn how to manage the responsibilities of college (e.g., academic expectations, financial obligations, personal development).
- Explore opportunities to get involved in student clubs and organizations.
- Become energized and excited about being a Columbus State Cougar!