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Student Central

Student Central, located on the upper level of Madison Hall, is here for guidance and assistance you need to be a successful student. The Student Services Specialists at Student Central are well versed in every area of Columbus State and will work closely with you to find answers and connect you to the resources you need.

In an effort to keep you and the rest of the Columbus State community healthy, the following services are available by phone, email, chat, and in-person.

Visit the Virtual College Resources page to learn about the virtual services available.

Chat Live: Click the chat icon on the lower left-hand side of this page.


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Student Central Map

Madison Hall, Upper Level
518 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

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Cougar ID

*Criteria listed below 

Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:30 pm 8:00 am - 7:00 pm 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Not Available
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Not Available

*Last Saturday of the month, unless noted on the website

05/27, 06/24, 07/29



9:00 am - 11:30 am


9:00 am - 12:00 pm


9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cougar ID Cards 

Cougar ID card services are available at the Columbus campus, hours listed above.

At the Delaware campus, individuals may call 740-203-8345 to obtain a Cougar ID. 

To receive an ID card, the criteria listed below must first be met. 

*When arriving for an ID card, students and employees must present a valid government issued photo ID: Driver’s License, State issued ID card, green card, passport, or current US Military ID. Undocumented individuals should email to explore options for obtaining a Cougar ID card. For more information about Ohio issued IDs, visit the BMV. 


Students may receive their student ID cards after registering for classes and tuition and fees have been paid. This ID card may be used each semester and updated with a validation sticker per semester once the above criteria are met.

Questions? Email

Replacement ID cards are charged a fee of $4.00. This fee must be paid beforehand by contacting the Cashier’s office at 614-287-5658. Once payment is made, a receipt is emailed to the student. Replacement IDs needed, due to a name change, are not assessed a fee.  


IDs are issued to currently employed faculty and staff. To be eligible for an ID card, faculty must be scheduled to teach in the current or upcoming semester.  

Questions? Email

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

CougarWeb is used to register for classes. Here is a short video tutorial.

You can run a Degree Audit through CougarWeb or schedule an appointment with your Academic Advisor.

To request an official transcript, you must complete the order online. Here is a short video tutorial on how to access your official and unofficial transcript. Please note: The rush in-person pickup option is not currently available.

The FAFSA and FSA ID are completed online at If you need assistance, please visit our "Applying for Financial Aid" playlist of short videos.


Visit Financial Aid Self-Service in CougarWeb to view your Financial Aid status, including: accepting your Award Letter, completing verification forms, Satisfactory Academic Progress status, and more.


It is important to check your email account frequently. You can access your email by clicking on the "Email" link at the top right-hand side of the Columbus State homepage. Enter your full CSCC email address ( and password.

Visit to learn more about the temporarily expanded SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits.

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Summer Semester

  • Registration Opens February 20, 2023
  • 22/23 FAFSA Priority Deadline April 14, 2023
  • Fee Payment Deadline May 24, 2023
  • Classes begin May 29, 2023
  • Summer Semester ends August 12, 2023

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.

Autumn Semester

  • Registration Opens April 17, 2023
  • 23/24 FAFSA Priority Deadline July 14, 2023
  • Fee Payment Deadline August 23, 2023
  • Classes begins August 28, 2023
  • Autumn Semester ends December 16, 2023