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Adult Learner/Non-Traditional Admission

Adult Learner


Over the age of 24?
Been out of high school for five (5) years or more?
Do you have little to NO college credit?

If you answered yes, then you are in the unique category of a Non-Traditional Student -
and we welcome you at Columbus State University!


Our Staff are Here to Help
At Columbus State University, we have designated staff who are dedicated to helping our non-traditional, adult learners through the enrollment process. If you are military, you can visit or Military and Veterans page for more specialized information.
No Test Scores? No problem!
Standardized test scores like the SAT or ACT are not required for non-traditional students. You can meet our testing requirements by taking the Accuplacer exam right here on our campus at our Testing Center.
Once your application is complete (which means you have taken your test, submitted your required transcripts), you will be notified of your admissions decision, and then you are ready to register for classes!

In today's competitive marketplace, education has become a key element to career success. As an adult learner here at Columbus State, you will not only achieve academic success, you will attain new skills that will translate to the workforce. We understand this adventure is new and exciting! Our Academic Success team is here to help you make the most out of this opportunity. We'll provide you with guidance and advice as you move through the process to ensure you meet your goals.

Your online portal is MyCSU:
This online portal will be able to provide you everything you will need from the beginning of your enrollment journey to your graduation. You can check your admissions decision, status of financial aid, register for classes and much, much more. Click HERE to view our instructional video library.
Discover YOUR Goal........An adult learner (or Non-Traditional student) has a variety of resources that are available to you. Located within our CSU Advise office, our Adult Learner team is able to provide you guidance and resources that can make your transition to university a smooth one. For more information on these opportunities visit our Adult Learner page.




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