Columbus State University requires undergraduate applicants to meet the application deadlines, submit a non-refundable application fee (unless they submit application fee waivers) and follow specific standards depending on whether they are freshman, transfers, returns or adult learners. Columbus State University considers applications in the order it receives them.
Two types of undergraduate deadlines are Undergraduate Priority Admission and Undergraduate Regular Admission, both having different deadlines and time frames. There is also a time frame for documents.
Admission requirements for incoming freshmen are the submission of official high school transcripts and official SAT and/or ACT scores. Homeschooled applicants provide the Supplemental Homeschool Application. Transfer students need to submit all transcripts from every college or university they attended. Those under 23 years of age need to provide SAT/ACT scores and official high school transcripts if they do not yet have 30 transferable hours of credit, while those lacking that amount who are over 23 years of age must provide high school transcripts or GEDs.
Adult learners must provide their official high school transcripts or GEDs, and also successfully complete the COMPASS exam, which tests basic college English, reading and math. The Columbus State University website provides the score requirements in each category needed for successful passage.