Out of State Student
We are glad that you are interested in continuing your education at Columbus State University!
If you will be living outside of Georgia while taking classes, our ability to offer online programs or field experiences (internships, clinicals, student teaching, etc.) to you may be restricted. We are not legally able to offer programs or courses if we are not able to meet the regulatory requirements for activity in the state where you will be physically located.
To find out whether Columbus State University is able to offer your program of interest in the state where you will be living, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page.
If you will be living internationally, or if you have questions related to state authorization contact the State Authorization office at email@example.com.
The State Authorization office can only address questions related to state authorization or licensing board approvals, for all other questions please contact the appropriate department:
- Academic department - for general questions related to the program you are interested in
- Admissions - for questions related to admissions requirements, deadlines, process, etc.
Programs Leading to Professional Licensure
Columbus State University's programs leading to all levels of licensure, endorsement, and professional certification are designed to meet the requirements of the appropriate professional licensing boards in Georgia. CSU can NOT guarantee that these programs will necessarily satisfy the criteria of professional boards in other states or territories. Programs affected by state licensing requirements may include, but are not limited to, programs in Nursing, Leadership, Education, Accounting, and Counseling. Students who are considering a professional program, and who intend to seek employment outside of Georgia, are encouraged to contact the appropriate board in their state of intended practice prior to beginning a course of study to make sure that they understand the requirements for licensure.
Follow the links below for professional licensure board contacts by state.
To find out whether Columbus State University is able to offer you a specific program in your state, please visit our Program State Authorizations and Approvals page.
For questions related to licensing board approvals contact the State Authorization office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out of State Student and Consumer Complaints
Columbus State University desires to resolve student and consumer grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair, and pleasant manner. Complaints regarding any aspect of CSU operations should be filed internally to CSU authorities first and then, if necessary, to external authorities. Visit our Student and Consumer Complaint Process page for more information.
Visit our Student Resources page for helpful information and tools for online students.
SARA Approved Institution
Columbus State University has been approved by GA-SARA to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.