Discover Your Admissions Type

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Look through the different admissions types below and decide what best fits you. Then choose the type and follow the instructions.

  • Currently in high school or
  • A high school graduate with GED or HiSET with no college experience
Get Started, Freshman!
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International Student
  • Would like to attain an F-1 visa to enroll at Columbia State.
Get Started, International Student!
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Transfer Student
  • Attempted college credits at another institution after high school
Get Started, Transfer Student!
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High School Student
  • Currently enrolled in high school and want to earn college credit before graduation
Get Started, High School Student!
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Readmitted (Returning) Student
  • Attended Columbia State before and wish to return
Get Started, Readmitted Student!
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Community (Non-Degree Seeking) Student
  • Community member who wants to take classes for credit without earning a degree or
  • Community member who wants take Continuing Education classes
Get Started, Community Member!
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Visiting (Transient) Student
  • Currently enrolled at another institution and want to take a course at Columbia State to transfer back.
Get Started, Visiting Student!
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Audit Student
  • Want to take classes for academic enrichment - not for credit.
Get Started, Audit Student!
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