Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Students who have completed the placement process or submitted valid ACT/SAT scores will receive a notification via email with a unique link to register for orientation starting May, 2018. It may take up to a week after completing the placement process to receive the registration email. If students have additional questions about the registration invite email, please use the contact information below:
Students who are recent high school graduates (2017 or 2018) should attend a New Student Orientation session. We recommend all other students to attend a New Student Workshop.
If you are not a recent high school graduate and would prefer to attend the orientation program, please contact email@example.com. We will work with you to complete the registration process.
Orientation will last approximately 5.5 hours and students will need to attend the entire event. If you cannot stay the entire event, we will have you reschedule to a new day and time.
Students need to complete the Writing, Reading, and Math placement tests or submit alternative placement documentation prior to being able to register for orientation.
The placement tests determines the appropriate course level placement for first term students. You may be exempt from taking some or all sections of the test if you have qualifying ACT, SAT, AP, IB, or CLEP scores.
Use the following address to navigate to campus:
550 E. Spring St.Columbus,
Additionally, find general directions to campus
When you attend orientation the best locations to park are in lots 20-S, 23-S and 27-S. View Parking Site to see the location of these lots. Orientation will be located in the building indicated as WD. Columbus State will not ticket the student parking lots on New Student Orientation dates.
We recognize the importance of being supported while you transition to college, so we invite you to bring up to two guests with you to orientation. There are informational sessions throughout the orientation day especially designed for parents and families.
- Snacks & water bottle—we will only provide snacks during the event
- Your Columbus State username and password — to register for classes (this is the same as your email)
- Photo ID — acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license, state ID, military ID or passport
- Extra copies of your high school, AP, CCP, or IB transcripts — to earn credit from AP, CCP, or IB, have official copies of your score reports or transcripts sent directly to Columbus State Community College
- Prep Tech paperwork (if applicable)
There will be snacks provided throughout the day. We recommend students and guests bring a water bottle and alternative snacks as well.
Students complete the academic advising process in a group setting, but are able to ask individual questions during the course registration period. We encourage students to make an individual appointment with their advisor during the beginning of the semester.
There will be an option during the orientation registration process which will allow you to request accommodations.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back with you as soon as possible