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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, whether you're an undergraduate, graduate, international, or Dual Enrollment student. If you have questions, please contact us at or 706-507-8800.


Students who have graduated high school within the last 5 years and have less than 30 transferable college credit hours or no college credit hours.

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

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Students who have attended another college or university and are transferring their credit hours to Columbus State University.

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

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Students who have previously attended CSU and would like to be readmitted.

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Georgia's new dual enrollment program allows high school students to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma.

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Students who graduated high school more than 5 years ago and are applying with no previous college credit hours.

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Family members can help provide support during the admissions process.

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High School

High school counselors provide information and guidance to high school students during the application process.

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Columbus State University will admit students applying for the Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 semesters without an ACT or SAT score if they have a sufficiently high GPA. In response to COVID-19, the College Board and ACT have suspended all upcoming ACT and SAT testing dates, which could prevent some students from completing their admissions applications.

Due to the suspension of all in-person GRE and GMAT testing opportunities, Columbus State University has also made the decision that graduate students applying for the Summer and Fall 2021 semesters will be considered for admission without GRE/GMAT test scores for most graduate programs. Please check with your individual program for confirmation.

Due to the suspension of in-person testing for many of the USG-approved assessments for evaluating English language proficiency, CSU has opted to accept the Duolingo assessment for Summer and Spring, Summer and Fall 2021 applicants.

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