Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Please Note: Students and guests who choose to attend orientation in-person will be required to wear a mask at all times while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. For more information, please view Columbus State's health and safety protocols for visitors here.
Students who have completed the placement process will receive a notification via email with a unique link to register for orientation starting May 3rd. This link will be sent to your Columbus State student email. If students have additional questions about the invitation email, please use the contact information below:
Students who graduated high school or earned a GED within the last two years (2021 or 2022) should attend a New Student Orientation session. Students who graduated in 2020 or prior should complete the New Student Workshop.
If you are not a recent high school graduate and would prefer to attend the orientation program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work with you to complete the registration process.
Orientation consists of 5.5 hours of programming, including registering for your first semester classes. Although some students will complete the registration process more quickly, you should allow for at least 5 hours for the full orientation. If you cannot stay the entire event, we will have you reschedule to a new day and time.
Students need placement scores for Reading, Writing, and Math. Please visit our placement testing page for more information.
Go to password.cscc.edu, select Discover/Activate, and enter the required information. If you need assistance please contact the IT Support Center at 614-287-5050.
In-person New Student Orientation will take place at the following location:
Center for Workforce Development, 4th Floor
315 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
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 specifically designed for family members and friends who support you.
- 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)
Light food will be provided (sandwich, snack, water). Students and guests are welcome to bring additional snacks as desired.
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 an advisor during the beginning of the semester.
Complete this form through the Department of Testing and Accessibility Services.
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