(Invitation only - check your Columbus State email)
Are you a recent high school graduate (2017 or 2018) who is planning to attend Columbus State in Autumn 2018?
Welcome to Columbus State Community College, we are excited you have decided to join us. As a new Cougar, it is encouraged and expected for you to attend a New Student Orientation which 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 CSCC has to offer. In addition, students will be able to participate in a group advising session and register for their first semester of classes. You will receive an invitation to R.S.V.P. for your spot at an orientation session to your Columbus State email once you have completed the first 4 steps of the Pre-Orientation Checklist.
Orientation Registration for Autumn 2018 will begin in May 2018.
(Orientations are invitation-only events. Once you have completed placement testing, you will receive an invitation in your Columbus State email account. If you do not receive your invitation, contact our Admissions Office.)
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Share your first steps at Columbus State with your family members and celebrate your accomplishment! While you’re at it, let your friends know by tagging a photo of yourself with your First Steps postcard to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or your favorite social media site using #CSCC1st.
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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. 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 support services and degree programs.
- Learn how to select and register for classes—leaving campus with first semester schedule in hand!
- Learn how to navigate the responsibilities of college (e.g., college academics, financial obligations, personal development).
- Explore opportunities to get involved in student clubs and organizations.
Become energized and excited about being a Columbus State Cougar!
Did you graduate high school in 2016 or prior and you are planning to attend Columbus State for Autumn 2018? Register for a New Student Workshop here!
New Student Workshops are built for adult students who are experiencing college for the first time.