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Student Central

Student Central, located on the upper level of Madison Hall, is the place to stop 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.

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Student Central Map

Madison Hall, Upper Level
518 E Spring St.
Columbus, OH 43215

Student Central Service Hours

Monday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday* 9:00 am-12:00 pm
*Upcoming Saturday Dates - February 24, March 31, and April 28


Cougar ID Cards

To obtain a Cougar ID Card, students must bring a valid government issued ID (such as Drivers License, State issued ID card, or current US Military ID) to one of the following locations.

Columbus Campus - Student Central, lower level of Madison Hall

Delaware Campus - Business Services Office, first floor of Moeller Hall

Replacement student ID cards can be purchased for $4 in the Cashier's Office, and by bringing the paid receipt and secondary ID to the lower level of Madison Hall.

Once enrollment and fee payments have been verified, a validation ID sticker can be obtained in Student Central.

This card will help the college better serve you as a customer and will allow you access to buildings, equipment and recreational facilities, library privileges, and use of the many services we offer at Columbus State.

Cougar ID Hours

Monday 8:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am-10:00 am & 4:00pm-6:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am-10:00 am & 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday* 9:00 am-12:00 pm
*Upcoming Saturday Dates - February 24, March 31, and April 28


Spring Semester

  • Registration begins October 16
  • FAFSA Deadline December 11
  • Fee Payment Deadline January 10
  • Classes begin January 15
  • Spring Semester ends May 12

Summer Semester

  • Registration begins February 19
  • FAFSA Deadline April 23
  • Fee Payment Deadline May 23
  • Classes begin May 28* (Memorial Day Observed - Campuses Closed)
  • Summer Semester ends August 11


Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.