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Parents, Guardians & Support Persons

imageYou've got a lot invested in your child's education - and even more invested in them personally! We understand that investment and want to make sure your family has everything you need to help your student take the next step. We're here to help you navigate the sometimes-confusing waters of preparing for college – and make sure your student gets off to a great college start.

Listed below are some important resources to help you on the way. We're here to help!

Visit Days and Campus Tours

We invite you to come to our Columbus or Delaware campuses, take a tour and learn more about our programs and services. Students and their families/support people can schedule individual tours, or visit campus during one of our Visit Days or Information Sessions. Go to to reserve your tour.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Keep track of our Academic Calendar and Course Schedules and Application Deadline Dates - because students don't always remember to tell you when things are due.

It is also helpful to refer to the Get Started Guide to be aware of each step your student will need to take to get enrolled at Columbus State.

ACT, SAT, CLEP, AP Credit, and Placement Testing

The placement test is used to determine which classes students are placed in. However, students who submit ACT and/or SAT scores may be exempt from taking all or some portions of the test. Does my son/daughter need the placement test?

For placement testing dates, times and locations, click here.

Attending Another College? -Transient/Guest Students

Students attending a four-year college can still cut college costs at Columbus State, by attending as a transient/guest student. Whether they are attending a local school and picking up extra courses along the way, or attending while they are home for summer break, our low tuition can help them keep moving forward without setting you back financially. Plus, our transfer agreements with colleges across the state means their classes will transfer seamlessly back to their home school

Visit to learn more and apply for admissions as a transfer student.