Attending Columbus State After High School
More Central Ohio high school seniors start college at Columbus State than at any other college. That’s because, no matter where you’re heading, you’ll find the respected academics, dedicated faculty and staff, and in-depth student support services you need to get there.
Top it off with the fact that students who start here can save 60% or more off the cost of a college education and it’s easy to see why Columbus State is your smartest college start.
Visit Columbus State
Your preview starts with an information session, followed by a walking tour of campus. We conclude with an Application Workshop to provide any assistance you need in applying for admission.
Our academic majors are housed under eight Areas of Interest, which we call Career and Academic Pathways. Students will get an in-depth look at Pathways that interest them, a campus tour, and an overview of student services and what it's like to be a Columbus State student.
Get Started Guide
Apply for admission online at cscc.edu/apply. It’s free to apply – and no essay is required.
Be sure to also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.gov (Columbus State school code: 006867).
Complete placement by sending ACT/SAT scores or taking placement tests
If you earned AP credit or completed College Credit Plus classes through another college or university (other than Columbus State), request an official transcript from the college(s) where you have earned credit. Most colleges have an online transcript request process that you can find easily by visiting their site and searching for “transcripts.”
IMPORTANT: We must receive your official transcript directly from the college. Students are not permitted to submit transcripts.
If you’re a high-achieving student looking for academic challenge and opportunity, our Honors Program is made for you. Admission to the program is competitive and includes a renewable scholarship.
Students interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math or Medicine can explore career options and meet like-minded peers through the STEM Club. Activities include guest speakers, field trips, study groups and more. STEM students also have scholarship opportunities including the full-tuition Future Scientists of Ohio scholarship.