Application Information

A message from the campus:


Thank you for your interest in Columbus State University! We look forward to assisting you in meeting your higher education goals.

The $40 application fee is non-refundable.

Attention: High School Seniors with SAT/ACT Application Fee Waiver and Active Duty Military Application Fee Wavier Students.

Follow the directions below in order to receive an Application Fee Waiver:

  1. High School Seniors SAT/ACT Waiver

    • You must print off the PDF Application.
    • Fill out the application.
    • Attach the original SAT/ACT voucher to the application. **NOTE: It must be the original voucher, no copies accepted.
    • Mail application and original voucher to the following address:
      Office of Admissions
      Columbus State University
      4225 University Avenue
      Columbus, GA 31907-5645

  2. Active Duty Military

    • Open the PDF Application.
    • Fill out the application.
    • Save it to your desktop.
    • E-mail it to **NOTE: You must submit a copy of your orders assigning you to your Military Installation, ensuring to black out your SSN, in order to prove your Active Duty Status.
    • You can scan and e-mail your orders with your application.
    • Or mail application and orders to:
      Office of Admissions
      ATTN: Fort Benning Office
      Columbus State University
      4225 University Avenue
      Columbus, GA 31907-5645

Admissions Process

  1. Complete this online application for admission.
  2. Be sure to answer all items on the online application to assist in determining both your admission and residency status.
  3. After you are finished, click the SUBMIT button located in the left column of the application (or at the end of the application) and follow the directions.
  4. Print the application agreement statement that appears after you submit the application.
  5. The nonrefundable application fee is $40 (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa).

Priority Admission Application Deadlines

Spring Semester November 30
Summer Term April 30
Fall Semester June 30

For scholarship and financial aid information, please visit our website at

Lawful Presence Verification

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.3.4, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to Columbus State University and who seek to be classified as in-state for tuition purposes, will be required to provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the State of Georgia and the United States. Acceptance to Columbus State University is conditional until lawful presence is verified.

Last updated: 12/12/2013 3:30PM PST

Contact Us

Columbus State University
Office of Admission
4225 University Avenue
Columbus, GA  31907

In-state telephone: (706) 507-8800
Out-of-state telephone: (866) 264-2035
Fax number: (706) 568-2462


To complete this online application, type your answers in the corresponding fields or select your answers from the popup lists (where applicable).

After you complete a screen, click the NEXT button at the bottom or on one of the sections listed on the left column to move to a different screen. Before you are allowed to jump screens, we will inspect your data on the current screen for errors or inconsistencies. If errors or omissions are found, you will be returned to the screen to correct your answer(s). Otherwise, your data will be saved and you will proceed to the requested screen. We also allow you to skip to another screen without your new data being saved. Be aware that if you use the Skip & Jump function on the left column, data on the current screen will not be saved and will have to be reentered prior to submittal.

Once you have completed the application, click the SUBMIT button located on the left column to submit the application.

Click here if you have any technical questions or need assistance with this online application.

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