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Create You at Columbus State University

Join a community of connected, creative learners. By applying to Columbus State University, you're taking a crucial step toward a transformational education. Here, we encourage fresh ideas, discover unexpected solutions, and shape new futures every day.

Located in historic and vibrant Columbus, Georgia, and just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State is the ideal place to discover your passion and focus your creative mind. You'll be inspired by faculty members who are not only groundbreaking researchers and scholars, but also welcoming teachers and mentors.

At CSU, you'll learn beyond the classroom, developing critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills that are in high demand in every field. See why university enrollment is 7,800 strong - and growing.

Applying to Columbus State

We want you to have all the information and support you need to apply to Columbus State, so if you have questions, please contact us at or 706-507-8800.

Undergraduate Admission

Students who have graduated high school within the last 5 years and have fewer than 30 transferable college credit hours.

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Graduate School Admission

Students who have earned an undergraduate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

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Transfer Students

Students who have attended another college or university (other than dual enrollment) and have earned 30 or more transferrable hours.

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International Students

Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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Undergraduate Returning Students

Undergraduate students who have previously attended CSU longer than five semesters ago from when they plan to re-enter.

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Dual-Enrollment Students

Students enrolled in participating Georgia high schools who want to earn high school and college credit simultaneously.

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Military/Adult Learners

Students who graduated high school more than 5 years ago and have fewer than 30 transferrable hours.

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Parents and Guardians

Information and resources for helping parents and guardians of students such as enrollment, financial aid, orientation, and counseling.

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High School Counselors

Resources for counselors to help students’ transition to college as seamless as possible.

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