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Even when circumstances change, your goals don’t have to! Columbus State is creating a new kind of learning experience that delivers classes and holistic student support remotely so you can learn on through COVID-19 and any other challenge life throws at you. It’s what we do – provide exceptional education and student support in person, at a distance, or combination of both.
Whether you’re in high school, college, or looking for a new career, Columbus State is the smart choice for whatever’s next. We offer quality education that’s affordable, supportive, and close to home. With an associate degree, you can transfer seamlessly to a four-year college or university. We also offer programs and short-term certificates designed to get you into the workforce quickly. Our low tuition and abundance of scholarships and financial aid will help you avoid college debt. Our scholarship application is open now.
Columbus State also offers unwavering student support, including advising, financial aid, help with remote learning technology, tutoring and much more. You can browse this website to learn more about how we’re helping students through the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about enrolling at Columbus State, go to our Admissions page or check out our virtual visit options.
Ready to apply? Filling out our online application is quick and easy — no application fee and no essay required.
We’re here for you as you navigate barriers and embark on new learning experiences. Even if you’re not totally comfortable with the idea of online classes, you can rest assured that we’re right beside you.
These pages contain all the information and links to the resources you need to succeed as we navigate the COVID-19 changes together, including:
The latest Columbus State changes in response to the COVID-19 crisis
- How to adjust and what to expect with online/remote learning
- What technology you need to learn online/remotely
- Where to get help for technical questions
- Where to get help for questions about your classes
- How to access additional College and community-support services
If you have a need that’s not addressed here, call (614) 287-5353. We’ll find solutions together to keep you on track toward your goals.
Summer will be Remote: With Summer Semester registration open, and given the expected COVID-19 curve and its anticipated impact over time, we will provide summer classes in the virtual or remote formats that have been adopted for the latter half of Spring semester. Exceptions may include labs or other classes that require in-person instruction that can be delivered with appropriate social distancing.
Registration for Autumn Semester is now open.
Online Classes: Also referred to as "web courses," online classes provide all content through our learning portal, Blackboard (Bb). If the instructor delivers content through an online interactive web conferencing/chat tool, you will have the option to watch a recording at your convenience or make up points through alternate assignments. You can generally work at your own pace to complete assignments by their due dates.
Remote Classes: These classes were originally held or scheduled to be in the classroom and, due to COVID-19, were moved to a remote format, so they may not operate exactly like our typical online classes. Instructors may choose to hold a lecture at the regularly scheduled class time via a real-time, interactive web conferencing/chat tool such as Collaborate or WebEx. Ask your instructor about class specifics, such as where to find and submit assignments, and how to best participate.
Online and remote classes use many of the same tools, and the same success strategies apply to both. If your face-to-face class has moved to remote delivery – or even if you've taken online classes in the past – you'll find useful tips and resources here.