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Admissions

We’re glad you’re here!

Thank you for choosing Columbia State, Tennessee’s first community college. Whether you’re completing your first degree, learning skills that will propel you into the workforce or retooling in preparation for a change in career, you’ll find Columbia State is a great place to start.

Click here to find out why YOU should choose Columbia State!
Campus Tours

Campus Tours

One of the best ways to know that Columbia State is the right college choice for you is to come to see us! Campus tours are scheduled, but if the tour dates don’t work for your calendar, give us a call and we’ll plan a tour just for you. Click here to learn more...
Apply Now

Apply Now!

Select the type of student you are from the list below for roadmap for getting admitted.
Once You're Accepted

Once You're Accepted

Congratulations! You are now accepted to Columbia State and are taking your first step toward becoming a college graduate! In order to make sure you have all the tools and information you need to be successful, learn about the next steps.
Student Orientation

Orientation

The most important aspect of getting started at Columbia State is to make sure that you attend a Right Start Orientation. This orientation is designed to make sure you have all the information you need in order to find your way around, get into the right classes in the right sequence and that you learn about all of the resources that are available to help you succeed!
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Testing & Placement

Ok, so now you’ve heard that you need to take a placement test. Here’s what you need to know. Placement tests are given to make sure that you are in the right level of classes. You want to make sure that you do your best on these tests. The goal is that you end up in classes that will challenge you, but are classes in which you are prepared. Visit our Testing Services department for more information.

Paying for College

Getting into Columbia State is a matter of filling out the application, and submitting your test scores and transcripts. That part is pretty easy. The next step is to work on finding the funds to be able to make your college dreams come true. The Financial Aid Office is ready to help you.

A Great Place To Start. Invest in Columbia State.

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