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Students who plan ahead stay ahead.

It’s true. Research shows that students who register for classes early are more likely to graduate. So do yourself a favor and register for Spring classes now!


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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 include a variety of teaching modes, including fully in-person, partial in-person, live online, and fully online. Whether you are learning at home, on campus, or a combination of both, you can access student services remotely or in person. To slow the spread of the virus, anyone who visits Columbus State campuses or learning centers must wear a mask, keep personal distance when possible, 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. More on Class Formats
  • Be sure to file your 21-22 FAFSA at
  • Students can purchase all course books and supplies through the Bookstore website.

Register for Spring

Key Dates

  • Registration Opens: October 25, 2021
  • Priority FAFSA Deadline: December 3, 2021
  • Fee Payment Deadline: January 12, 2022
  • Classes Begin: January 17, 2022

Short-Term Start Dates

  • Five-week terms start: January 17, February 21, and April 4
  • Eight-week terms start: January 17, March 20
  • 11-week term starts: February 21

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.


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: