Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I take online courses?
A: We don’t recommend that Move On When Ready (MOWR) students take online courses. Experiencing a college classroom environment is one of the benefits of MOWR, but special exceptions can be made. MOWR students may take hybrid courses, which meet one day a week and have other online leaning components.
Q: How can I stay enrolled at CSU after I graduate from high school?
A: Connect with the MOWR Recruiter or Advisor to apply to CSU as an undergraduate. Request your final high school transcript after graduation.
Q: How do I get my books?
A: All required course material will be provided to MOWR students through a lending system through the CSU Bookstore. Students (and parents if the student is under 18) will need to sign the CSU Bookstore Agreement, have it approved by the Advisors in the Honors College, and submit it to the Bookstore. Materials will need to be returned to the CSU Bookstore in good condition within the designated timeframe, or the student will be charged for the course materials, less the $25 per credit hour allowance. The student will not be allowed to register for or continue with coursework the following semester until payment has been made to the Bursar’s Office.
Q: Is there an Orientation for new Move on When Ready students?
A: Yes, at the beginning of the Fall Semester there will be an Orientation for all new Move on When Ready students. Students will have the opportunity to get their student ID’s, parking decals, books, go on a campus tour, and speak with previous MOWR students and parents. Orientation is highly recommended for all new MOWR students.
Q: How do I schedule an Advising Appointment?
1. Log into your CougarNet account and click on the Enrollment Services Tab.
2. Scroll down to the lower right corner until you see the AdvisorTrac link. Click on the link and you will be redirected to AdvisorTrac.
3. Place your cursor on "Go To" and use the drop down to select "Make Appointment."
4. Select a Center - Click on "Honors College"
5. Choose Suzes Casseus or Jonelle Karasow as your "consultant" advisor and leave reason blank.
6. SCROLL DOWN to see our available dates and times. Click the time on the date you want to schedule.
7. Click "SAVE Appointment."
Q: I am afraid I am not doing well in one of my classes. Should I withdraw from it?
A: If you need this class to meet high school graduation requirements, you will need to contact your high school counselor immediately to discuss your options for fulfilling the graduation requirement. If you do not need the course or the credits for graduation, you may wish to withdraw prior to the "last day to withdraw from a class without academic penalty," as published on Columbus State University Academic calendar.
Q: Do I need to request a transcript be sent to my high school at the end of each term?
A: No. The Registrar’s Office will do this automatically for every MOWR student.
Q: I know I will have to miss class at CSU for a high school event. What should I do?
A: Email all of your instructors to notify them and inquire about the impact of the absence on your grade. Policies for attendance, missed exams, and make-up work should be listed on every instructor’s syllabus. You will not be guaranteed an excused absence – it is up to the professor.
Q: How do I order a transcript to be sent to another college?
A: Log on to Cougar Net, click on Student Records, and then Request Official Transcript for the cost $5. You can request a Rush Order Transcript for the cost of $10. An online form will appear that you will need to complete.
Q: What happens if I fail a class?
A: If the course is a graduation requirement, you must return to your high school to complete all or a portion of the class not fulfilled through your course work at Columbus State University.
Q: What the difference between Joint Enrollment vs Move on When Ready?
A: Joint Enrollment is where a student, while still in high school at the junior or senior level, can enroll in courses for college credit. Joint Enrollment students must pay for their full tuition and fees. Classes taken at the university will not count at the high school for credit. Move on When Ready (MOWR) is where a high school student can enroll in courses that will count for both high school and college credit. Eligible MOWR students can apply for funding through Accel by filling out an online MOWR application at www.gafutures.org .
Q: The Academic and Student Affairs Handbook states that a minimum of 970(Critical Reading + Math) is required for Dual Enrollment admission. How should this be determined for students applying for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Spring 2017 and submitting scores from the new SAT?
A: Students submitting scores from the new SAT and applying for Dual Enrollment admission for Summer 2016, Fall 2016, or Spring 2017 must achieve at least the equivalent of the 970(Critical Reading + Math) based on the College Board concordance tables. A score from the new Reading test should be converted to an old Math section scores. The sum of those two scores is the total scores that should be considered in the Dual Enrollment admission decision. Institutions should be aware that the sum of a student's converted Critical Reading score + Math score may not be the same as their converted Total score since the new Total score includes the Writing and Language test in addition to the Reading test score and Math section score.