Undergraduate Admissions (2024)

It all starts with a world-class education. When you earn an undergraduate degree at Columbus State University, you're positioning yourself for a successful career—and life.

Our degree programs are creative to the core. Each is designed to fuel new interests, spark new discoveries, and ignite a lifelong passion for learning. Working with instructors who are dedicated mentors, you'll be inspired to think critically, solve problems creatively, and bring fresh ideas into the world.

A Columbus State education is all about you. Empower your future with the knowledge and skills you need to be a change-maker in your life, in your community, and in the world.

Columbus State offers the following undergraduate degree programs:

  • Baccalaureate Degrees
  • Associate Degrees
  • Nexus Degrees

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.

Application Deadlines

Semester Undergraduate Priority Admission Undergraduate Regular Admission Document Deadline
Summer April 15 April 30 May 15
Fall April 15 June 30 July 15
Spring September 15 November 30 December 15

Types of Undergraduate Admissions

  • Traditional Freshman Admissions
  • Transfer Admissions
  • Dual Enrollment Admissions
  • Adult Learners / Non-Traditional Freshman Admissions
  • Transient Admissions
  • Post-Baccalaureate Students Admissions
  • Returning Students

Traditional Freshman

Students who have graduated high school within the last 5 years and have less than 30 transferable college credit hours.

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  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
    • SAT: 480 Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and 440 Math
    • ACT: 17 English or 17 Reading and 17 Math

SAT/ACT test score requirements are waived for freshmen with a 3.0 or higher in their Required High School Curriculum through Summer 2026.

  • Immunization record
  • A form of lawful presence

Homeschool applicants should submit the Supplemental Homeschool Application along with the above-mentioned items.


Students who have attended another college or university with 30 or more transferrable hours.

  • Submit application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended - minimum GPA of a 2.0
  • Immunization record
  • A form of lawful presence

For more information, please visit our Transfer Admission site.

Dual Enrollment

Students currently enrolled in high school who want to earn college credit while working on their high school diploma.

  • Submit application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Dual Enrollment Participation Agreement (PDF)
  • Immunization record
  • A form of lawful presence

For more information, please visit our Dual Enrollment site.

Adult Learner / Non-Traditional Freshman

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

  • Submit application
  • Official high school transcripts or GED
  • Immunization record
  • A form of lawful presence

For more information, please visit our Adult Learner site.


Students who are enrolled in a college or university and take courses temporarily at CSU, with the intention of transferring the course credit(s) back to their home institution.

  • Submit application
  • A transient permission form (PDF) signed by the Registrar or other designated official of your current institution approving enrollment for one term as a transient student.
  • Immunization record
  • A form of lawful presence

For more information, please visit our Transient site.

Post-Baccalaureate Student

Student that has received a bachelor's degree and wants to enroll in additional undergraduate level courses.

  • Submit application
  • Submit an official transcript from the institution that conferred the baccalaureate degree. Other transcripts may be requested if needed.
  • Immunization record
  • A form of lawful presence

Returning Student

Students who have previously attended CSU.

  • Submit application.
  • Official transcripts from any school that you have attended since you last enrolled at CSU.

Note for Out-of-State Students

If you will be living outside of Georgia while enrolled in courses, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page before applying to find out if Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest where you will be living.

If you will be living internationally, or have any questions about state authorization or professional licensure authorization, please contact the State Authorization office at state_authorization@columbusstate.edu. Please include in your email:

  • Your name
  • Where you will be physically present while taking classes
  • Program of interest

The State Authorization office can only address questions related to state or licensing board approvals, for all other questions please contact the appropriate department:

  • Academic Departments
  • Office of Admissions

Visit our Out-of-State Student page for more information for students living out of state.

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