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How Am I Classified?

Not too sure on how you are classified and what requirements are needed? Please review our student type classification below;

 

What is a Transfer Student?

Students who have attended another college or university and are transferring their credit hours to Columbus State University. Students with even only 1 college credit hour are considered transfer students.

 

Traditional Transfer

Students who attended another college or university and are transferring 30 or more credit hours to Columbus State. A traditional transfer applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:

  • Application for undergraduate admissions
  • $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college attended

 

Freshman Transfer

A freshman transfer is a student who has earned less than 30 transferable semester hours (45 transferable quarter hours) from a previous institution

A freshman transfer applicant must submit the following items before an admissions decision can be made:

  • Application for undergraduate admission
  • $40 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Official transcript (s) from each college attended

 

Adult Learner

Adult Learners or Non-traditional students - students who graduated high school more than 5 years ago and are applying with no previous college credit hours.

  • Submit application along with $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcripts or GED
  • Submit a copy of your immunization record (PDF) and a form of lawful presence
  • ACCUPLACER exam 
  • The ACCUPLACER exam is a placement exam that measures skills in English, reading, and math. More information can be found by visiting the Columbus                     State Testing Center website.
  • Non-traditional students may submit SAT/ACT test scores in place of the ACCUPLACER exam if the scores are not older than 7 years
  • Non-traditional students with the following transferable courses from an accredited institution may be exempt taking the ACCUPLACER in the appropriate area:
  • English 1101 or 1102 with a grade of C or better will exempt ACCUPLACER in Reading and Writing.
  • Any 1000 level Area A math with a grade of C or better will exempt ACCUPLACER in Math

 

 

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