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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.


Online Chat



During the coronavirus outbreak, Student Central is serving students online and remotely. Please use the online chat option (in the lower right corner of this web page), call us at (614) 287-5353, or email

In-person services are unavailable at this time.

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

Have a question about Financial Aid or registering for classes?


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

*04/24, 05/22, 05/29, 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




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. 



Spring Semester

  • Registration begins October 19
  • 20/21 FAFSA Priority Deadline December 4
  • Fee Payment Deadline January 13
  • Classes begin January 18
  • Spring Semester ends May 15

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.

Summer Semester

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