Admissions Status

Students who wish to begin enrolling in courses immediately after submitting their application may do so under “Temporary” Admissions Status. Please read the Admissions Status Policy and the Course Recommendations sections below.

Admissions Status Policy

Students may enroll at CSU under one of the following:

  • Temporary – Application submitted but has not been approved and evaluated for transfer credit. Not eligible for students utilizing Financial Aid or Veterans Benefits.
  • Conditional – 12 semester-hours have not yet been successfully completed. All official documents have not yet been received. Student is required to meet qualitative/quantitative measures during first 12 semester hours approved by Academic Advisor.
Note that any one or more of the above will place the student at "Conditional" Admissions Status until all requirements are met.
  • Unconditional – Application approved, transfer credit evaluated, and all required official transcripts on file and academic requirements of Conditional status have been fulfilled.

Temporary Status Enrollment

Students who wish to begin enrolling in courses immediately after submitting their application may do so under "Temporary" Admissions Status unless they are planning to utilize Federal Student Aid or Veterans Benefits. While "Temporary," students may complete up to 12 undergraduate semester hours or 6 graduate semester hours. All transcripts are subject to review, courses previously completed must meet quantitative and qualitative factors. If the evaluation has been completed using copies of transcripts, "Conditional" status will be granted. Once all official transcripts are received, quantitative and qualitative factors have been met and six semester hours approved by the academic advisor have been successfully completed, the status will be changed to “Unconditional.”

When enrolling in courses while on “Temporary” status, the student is responsible to select courses that he/she will not transfer to CSU and that will fulfill the requirements of his/her selected program of study. Information on CSU program course requirements can be found on the CSU Website. For assistance on course selection, students may contact the CSU Admissions Department at 800-977-8449 or admissions@columbiasouthern.edu.

Before enrolling under “Temporary” status, the student should make certain he/she meets the CSU Admissions Requirements of a High School transcript or GED for Undergraduate Programs and an accredited Bachelor Degree for Graduate Programs. CSU only accepts transfer credit from institutions accredited by agencies that are recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or, for non-U.S. institutions, an accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities.

A CSU transcript cannot be issued while a student is on “Temporary” status. A CSU transcript may be issued for students on “Conditional” status but will not list transfer credit. A CSU transcript may be issued for students on “Unconditional” status listing all institutional credit.