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Get Started For Fall 2021

The last day to register for the fall full term is August 17.

In-person assistance is available on all campuses Monday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Don't miss out on the classes you need to graduate. Learn more about Fall Registration! 

Additional Information for Types of Courses and Locations

Advising assistance is available virtually on Wednesdays through August 11. Click Virtual Zoom Advising for more information.

Haven't applied yet?

Take the next step and apply now! The deadline to apply for the fall full term is August 13. 

Steps to Enroll

Curious about the steps it takes to enroll in Columbia State? Click the link below and follow the steps to begin your education at Columbia State.

Steps to Enroll
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Schedule an Advising Appointment

You can also schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor. 
Virtual appointments are available now through Navigate.

You are not required to make an appointment with your assigned advisor. However, you should make an appointment with an advisor from the appropriate academic division.

If you need to make a first-time advising appointment, watch First-time Appointment Video.

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Plans for Fall 2021 Semesters

Academic Calendar

Fall: The last day to register for the Fall 2021 full term is August 17. Classes begin August 23 and final exams will be held December 4-10. View the Academic Calendar for Fall 2021.

Class Schedule

The summer/fall course schedules will include several instructional formats: live-streaming Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC) via Zoom, online, hybrid, and a limited number of small-group, on-ground classes. 

They are as follows: 

Online Courses

There are two options that do not require students to come to a Columbia State campus. Students must search for Online Campus in the Advanced Search when looking for classes. 

Live-Streaming Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC/Zoom)
Live-streaming classes are engaged live virtual learning. Students must be available to participate in class during the posted scheduled days and times for lecture and will submit assignments using ‘Online Campus’ or other software specific to the course. Students will be required to have a camera and microphone to participate. Computer labs will be open on every campus for student use by appointment. On the first day of class, check for an announcement in Online Campus for the Zoom link to attend class.

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Students set their schedule for completing the class (asynchronous) and do not have to log in at a certain time or day. Students are required to meet all published assignment deadlines in order to pass the course.

Courses Scheduled on any Columbia State Campus

Some sections will meet on campus, with everyone wearing a mask, completing a safe health questionnaire, and employing safe distancing with classes meeting in small groups.

  • Departments that will have on-campus requirements in small groups in multiple courses such as: ANES, EETC, EMSA, EMSP, ENST, FCT, MLAB, NRSG, RADT, RESP, VET
  • Courses that are Live Streaming with an on-campus meeting requirement - Hybrid Flex such as: ACCT, AGRI, ART, ARTP, BUSN, COMM, ESCI, ENGL, HIST, READ, THEA and more - These courses will show in the schedule with required meeting days, times, and meeting location. These courses will meet via Zoom during the 1st week of the term. Students check for an announcement in Online Campus for the Zoom link to attend their class. Instructors will inform students which specific class days they will need to be on campus based on social distancing requirements in August.

Clinical, Internships, Practicums, and Apprenticeships

Workplace learning courses such as clinical, internships, and practicums will require participation at the clinical or assigned work location to complete course requirements. Completion of these courses will depend on the availability of access to the assigned location.

In the event of closure of access to workplace learning facilities, students may be reassigned to new locations or an incomplete grade assigned in the course until assigned locations reopen to students. Students electing an incomplete may extend program completion timelines. Students participating in clinical must sign a COVID-19 Pandemic Acknowledgement form.

Flex Sessions/Faculty-Student Study Groups

To support students and learning styles small group campus-based flex class sessions, study groups or specialized instruction may be offered. These sessions would be instructor scheduled classroom time that would be consistent with safe protocol and for the purpose of meeting student learning needs.


Our Orientation program is designed for new degree seeking and certificate students. It provides information to support a successful transition to college.

All first time freshman and transfer students with less than 24 earned credit hours are required to attend orientation. Only fully admitted students can sign-up for an orientation. Additionally, advising and registration for new students is now completed via individual appointments with College Success Advisors.

Orientation Information
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