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Summer semester full-term classes have already begun and Columbus State no longer offers late registration.  If you want to take classes this summer, eight-week classes begin June 10th and five-week classes begin July 1st. Click here for detailed information on semester dates, or contact Admissions with questions.

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Columbus State/Otterbein Dual Admission Program
: To complete the Dual Admission application, click here: 

Dual Admission Program

NOTE: If you are a current student at Columbus State or Otterbein University, contact the Dual Admission Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Phillips, lphillips30@cscc.edu. Please do not complete/submit an application.

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Send your final, official, sealed high school and GED transcripts to:

Columbus State Community College
ATTN: Office of the Registrar
PO Box 1609
550 East Spring St
Columbus OH 43216

Applicants who meet one or more of the College Recognized Equivalent categories may be exempt from take all or some portions of the placement tests.

Follow the Get Started Guide for more step by step instructions

Applicants who are transferring to Columbus State from another college and applicants who are transient students (students attending another college who plan to enroll at Columbus State for one or two semesters and transfer the credits back to the other college) should obtain a copy of their transcript or other documentation of completed courses to use when working with an academic advisor. This documentation assists advisors in recommending appropriate courses and next steps in the enrollment process. Applicants who meet one or more of the College Recognized Equivalent categories may be exempt from taking all or some portions of the placement tests.

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Click here for information on submitting transcripts.

Click here for more information for Transient Students.

Defer to the Get Started Guide for more step-by-step instructions.

Applicants who are Non-Immigrants (Visa holders other than F-1 status) should visit this link for complete application procedures and deadlines for visa holders other than F-1 status. These students must submit a photocopy of their passport visa stamp and both sides of their I-94 card. If required for admission to their chosen program of study, applicants must also submit original or certified photocopies of secondary school records showing graduation. Applicants must provide documents in the original language and translated into English. Additional documents may be requested by Columbus State before final admission is granted. 

Applicants who are F1 Status Visa Holders (International Applicants) should visit this link for complete application procedures and deadline dates, English proficiency requirements, and financial documentation requirements for F-1 applicants. These students must submit official secondary school records verifying graduation, college records if applicable, proof of English proficiency, a financial bank statement and affidavit of support. Additional documents may be requested by Columbus State before final admission is granted.


F1 transient students (currently hold an I-20 at another college and wish to take classes temporarily at Columbus State) should visit this link for complete admission deadlines and requirements.

 

Immigrants (Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees)

Applicants who are Immigrants (Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees) must submit documentation verifying their current immigration status to the Admissions Office. Additional documents may be requested by Columbus State before final admission is granted. Visit this link for more information.

If you previously participated in one of Columbus State’s non-credit programs, such as the ED/Academic Enrichment Program, LogisticsART, Basic English, or the many other programs offered through Community and Civic Engagement, and you are now interested in switching to Columbus State’s for-credit certificate or degree programs, please follow the admission guidelines below.

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Not sure if you previously attended a Non-Credit Program at CSCC? Click here to contact the Admissions Office.

Non-graduates and Non-GED holders are welcome to enroll in credit courses on a self-pay basis. As of July 1, 2012, students are required to have a GED or high school diploma to be eligible for federal financial aid. Students without a high school diploma or a GED (General Education Diploma) are invited to enroll in Columbus State’s GED Preparation Program.

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Click here to learn more about GED classes at Columbus State.

Students who wish to enroll in the Columbus State/Dual Admission program will complete one application for admission to both institutions. Columbus State appliction deadlines and other important dates apply. 
NOTE: If you are a current student at Columbus State or Otterbein University, contact the Dual Admission Coordinator, Dr. Lisa Phillips, lphillips30@cscc.edu (please do not complete/submit an application).

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