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Below you will find a description of each type of application that is included in Undergraduate Studies at CSU. Each application that is submitted requires a non-refundable application fee of $40. Once an application is submitted, it will be considered incomplete until all required items are received. An applicant who has an application fee waiver may submit an application.

Admission decisions at Columbus State are made on a rolling basis which means that we accept and examine applications as they are sent in, instead of waiting to judge all applications at once. Each semester does have an application and supporting documentation deadline and those are listed below:

Application Deadlines

Deadlines for Semester Summer Fall Spring
Undergraduate Priority Admission March 15th November 15th  November 15th
Undergraduate Regular Admission April 15th June 30th November 30th
Document Deadline April 30th July 15th December 11th


  • Submit application along with $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores (scores evaluated include Critical Reading/Math on the SAT and English/Math on the ACT)
  • Homeschooled applicants should submit the Supplemental Homeschool Application along with the above mentioned items.


  • Submit application along with $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Transfer students who are under the age of 23 who have not earned at least 30 transferrable hours of credit must also submit SAT/ACT scores and an official high school transcript. Transfer students over the age of 23 who have not earned at least 30 transferrable will need to submit a copy of their high school transcripts or GED.

Move On When Ready

  • Submit application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT scores
  • Move On When Ready Participation Agreement

Adult Learners

  • Submit application along with $40 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcripts or GED
  • COMPASS Exam
    • COMPASS 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.
    • All nontraditional applicants must meet the following minimum scores on the COMPASS exam in order to be admitted:
      Writing: 32
      Reading: 62
      Math 20:
    • Nontraditional student is denied if placed into more than two Learning Support classes
    • Nontraditional students may submit SAT/ACT test scores in place of the Compass exam if the scores are not older than 7 years


  • Submit an application along with a $40 application fee
  • Submit an official statement signed by the Registrar or other designated official of your current institution approving enrollment for one term as a Transient student.

Returning to Columbus State

  • All former seeking to re-enroll into Columbus State must complete an application for Readmission.
  • Official transcripts from any school that you have attended since you last enrolled at Columbus State must be submitted.

Note for out of state students

If you live outside the state of Georgia, state regulations may limit your distance education options. To find out whether Columbus State University is authorized to deliver specific programs in your state, please email your inquiry to This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state approval of online offerings. Other types of questions should be sent to the academic department offering the online course.

Also note: Columbus State University does NOT guarantee that programs that fulfill Georgia licensure requirements will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in other states or territories. Students from outside of Georgia who are considering a professional program should contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study.