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Adult Students

Attend one of our upcoming Spotlights on Academic Programs!

For an adult student, school is usually one of many responsibilities to keep track of. Columbus State makes it easy to get a high-quality education while holding down a career, family and home. We offer flexible classes and flexible payment options - that's why 68% of our students are over the age of 20.

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Submit a request for information below and our adult student Program Coordinator will reach out to you to lend support based on your identified need(s).

Events for Prospective and 
Newly Accepted Adult Students

Adult EventsEvents for prospective adult students give an opportunity to learn more about our career program degrees and certifications, as well as our Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees and transfer options.

Events for newly accepted adult students give an opportunity to receive guidance with next steps and enrollment.

Click Here to Register for an Upcoming Event

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Placement into your classes is determined by either:

Placement Testing

  • Click here for information and resources on placement testing for adult students, assistance with preparing for testing, and testing centers hours and locations.


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  • For adult students who are completely new to Columbus State, we recommend attending a New Student Workshop where a Columbus State Academic Advisor will assist you with registering for your first semester classes. Click here to register for an upcoming workshop.

  • Students returning to Columbus State should meet with an Academic Advisor to discuss previous coursework and how to move forward.