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Transient / Guest Students

Take prereqs here with our small classes and low tuition

Taking classes at Columbus State as a guest/transient student can save you money AND ease your course load when you go back to your home college. You'll spend the semester getting ahead by earning credits toward your degree – at a much lower tuition rate!

 Reduce your overall college cost

  • Earn credits toward your degree
  • Easy credit transfer back to your home college
  • 8 Central Ohio locations, plus online courses
  • Day, evening and weekend class times
  • Small classes with professors who are dedicated to your success 


The Transient Form will be available beginning Wednesday, October 11, 2017 for Spring 2018 semester registration.
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Popular Courses

Popular classes at Columbus State

You’ll find dozens of courses to choose from that satisfy many GenEd requirements. To determine which courses will transfer back, be sure to meet with an advisor from your home college to review your course choices. A few of our most popular classes are listed here:

  • ACCT-1212 Managerial Accounting
  • CHEM-1172 General Chemistry II
  • ECON-2200 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENGL-1100 Composition I
  • HIST-1152 American History since 1877
  • MATH-1148 College Algebra
  • MATH-1151 Calculus I
  • PHYS-1200 Algebra-Based Physics I
  • PSY-1100 Introduction to Psychology
  • STAT-1350 Elementary Statistics

Full Schedule