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Student Central

Student Central 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, and chat.



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


Online Chat




View a short video regarding online and in-person services offered by Student Central

In-person services are extremely limited, and provided on an appointment only basis.  If you are unable to receive the service you need via chat, phone, or email, check our appointment availability and choose an in-person appointment day and time by scheduling an appointment below.

Schedule an In-Person Appointment

During an in-person appointment, the following safety measures must be followed:

  • Wear a face covering;
  • Allow six feet of social distancing;
  • Enter the building at your appointment time; and 
  • Limit the number of guests you bring with you.



Monday & Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Last Saturday of the month* 9:00 am - 11:30 am

*06/26, 07/31


Speak virtually face-to-face with a Specialist through Blackboard Collaborate.

  • The preferred browser is Google Chrome
  • Individual sessions last approximately 5-10 minutes
  • Times and instructions can be found on the check-in page



Cougar ID Cards 

Cougar ID card services are available by appointment only for the Columbus campus. Click here to make an appointment. 

Individuals who would prefer to obtain a Cougar ID card from the Delaware campus may call 740-203-8361. 

*At the time they of the appointment, 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.  


Registered students may receive their student ID after their tuition and fees have been paid for the semester.  

Replacement ID cards are charged a fee of $4.00. This fee must be paid beforehand by contacting the Cashier’s office at 614-287-5678. Once payment is made, a receipt is emailed to the student, and then an ID appointment may be scheduled. 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.  






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.

We value your feedback. Please tell us what you think of Student Central by completing this short satisfaction survey.

Cougar ID Cards

Cougar ID cards are not being issued at this time. 



Summer Semester

  • Registration begins February 15
  • 20/21 FAFSA Priority Deadline April 16
  • Fee Payment Deadline May 26
  • Classes begin May 31
  • Spring Semester ends August 14

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.