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Ready, Set, Register for Spring!

Although most classes are under way, you can still sign up for short-term classes.

Don't let anything stop your progress toward your goals! Columbus State is here to help you keep moving forward without interruption. It’s what we do – provide exceptional education and student support in person, at a distance, or combination of both. Spring Semester instruction and student support will continue to be delivered remotely, and we remain as committed as ever to helping you succeed through COVID-19 and any other challenge that comes your way. Visit for a comprehensive list of resources, information, and College connections to help you Log in and Learn on!


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Academic Calendar

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What You Need to Know

  • Spring Semester registration is now open. Current students can register on CougarWeb. Incoming students, please visit for next steps.
  • Spring Semester instruction will continue to be primarily remote, with limited exceptions for classes that need to be delivered in person for accreditation and hands-on learning purposes. And, we will continue to support all students with remote student services, whether they’re learning at home, on campus, or a combination of both. To slow the spread of the virus, anyone who visits Columbus State campuses or learning centers must wear a facial covering, practice social distancing, and complete daily health screenings. The spring class schedule has been updated to reflect how each class section will be delivered so students can plan and schedule accordingly.
  • Be sure to file your 20-21 FAFSA at
  • Students can purchase all course books and supplies through the Bookstore website.

Register for Spring

Key Dates

  • Fee Payment Deadline: January 13
  • Classes Begin: January 19

Short-Term Start Dates

  • Five-week terms start: January 18, February 22, and April 5
  • Eight-week terms start: January 18, March 21
  • 11-week term starts: February 22

Same content, fewer weeks: 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.

Register for short-term classes early for your best choice of days, times, and locations.

Class Formats

Classes are marked in CougarWeb to indicate how they will be held:

  • Live Online (synchronous) courses will include a component of real-time time online instruction on the days and times courses would normally meet in person.
  • Fully online (asynchronous) courses don’t meet at a scheduled time. These courses use an asynchronous learning model, allowing students to interact with assignments, recordings, etc. at a time that is convenient for them.Your professor will provide you with the materials needed to complete your work on time within an established time frame
  • Partial In-Person courses combine the Live Online/Synchronous Learning or Fully Online/Asynchronous Learning formats with an In-Person component. This blends the flexibility of an online class with hands-on teaching.
  • Full In-Person classes will meet completely in-person on campus or at a regional learning center. Only a small selection of courses will meet in person, and only if there is no online alternative. All safety guidelines will be followed and we will keep you informed if this type of course needs to be changed to an alternate format.

More on Class Formats


Enrolled at another college? Stay on track with Columbus State classes.

Many students found their educational plans disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. We're here to help you pick up where you left off and keep moving toward your degree.

If you attend another school, you can enroll in classes – for summer or any semester – 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.

Transient Student Registration

New to Columbus State?

Welcome to Columbus State! You’ve chosen the very best place to start a degree and/or train for a career. Use this checklist to help you get ready to start either summer or autumn: