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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.

 Chat Hours


8:00 am - 4:30 pm


8:00 am - 4:30 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Last Saturday of the Month*

*09/26 and 10/31

9:00 am - 11:30 am


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. 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.

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. 



Autumn Semester

  • Registration begins May 14
  • FAFSA Deadline July 17
  • Fee Payment Deadline August 26
  • Classes begin August 31
  • Autumn Semester ends December 19

Please visit the Academic Calendar for additional dates and deadlines.

 Spring Semester

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