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Get Ready for Autumn Semester!

Registration is open now for both Autumn Semester! Autumn classes start Monday, August 26.

Autumn Semester is right around the corner, so now is the time to begin planning your autumn course schedule. Students who plan ahead, stay ahead by getting first pick at their ideal classes.

(And it's not too late to get a short-term Summer Class!)

Jump to: Register for Autumn | Short-Term Classes for Summer | Plan Your Schedule | New Students | Summer Guest Students | Paying for College 

Register for Autumn

Autumn Semester classes start August 26! It's not too soon to start planning your schedule. 

Autumn Course Search

Need help registering? Visit Register for Classes

Key Dates

  • APRIL 15 Course registration begins
  • JULY 12 FAFSA priority deadline*
  • AUG. 21 Tuition and fees due
  • AUG. 26 Semester begins
  • DEC. 14 Semester ends

Summer Short-term Classes

Whether you are ready to start your first semester at Columbus State or you're already a student, it's not too late to sign up for Spring Semester classes with our short-term options. We have short terms starting June 10 and July 1.

Summer Course Search

Plan Your Schedule

Academic Advising: Make sure you're on track. Talk to your Advisor to help choose the classes you need to stay on track to graduate. Find Your Advisor.

Online and In-Person Classes: This Summer, Columbus State is offering a variety of online classes, in-person classes, and "blended" classes that include in-class instruction and online assignments. Use this Guide to In-Person, Web and Blended Class Types to ensure you're in the right class.

Books: Find your textbooks at the Bookstore Website.

Short-Term Classes

In addition to our 16-week courses, you'll find options for 11-week, 8-week and 5-week classes. See the Academic Calendar for specific dates.

Short-term classes contain the same content as full-term classes, so you don't miss a thing! Condensing the information into a shorter term means more material will be covered each week.

Enrolled at another college? Take classes at Columbus State.

If you attend another school, you can enroll in classes as a transient student at Columbus State, and earn credit that easily transfers back to your home institution. Use our streamlined process to apply and register as a transient student. Columbus State is a great way to pick up a prerequisite or finish your general-education classes.

Transient Student Registration

New to Columbus State?

Welcome! You’ve chosen a smart path to advance your education and career.


Paying for College

With the lowest tuition in the region, Columbus State is an affordable, high-quality choice for all students. About 75% of our students take on zero debt in a year! Here are three tips to get that debt-free degree.

  • Fill Out Your FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your key to a variety of student aid programs, including grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. For many students, the aid they get from the FAFSA will completely cover a year at Columbus State. Apply for Financial Aid
  • Scholarships: Don't forget scholarships! Every year, thousands of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed. Find specialized scholarships for students studying STEM, manufacturing, or IT. Or look through our Scholarship Application Portal for the scholarship that best fits you. Find Scholarships
  • Save Money with Transfer Programs: You can complete a two-year associate degree at Columbus State, then apply it toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college. Two years with our low tuition get you closer to that debt-free degree. Transfer Degrees