University College is dedicated to student success. Here, everyone — from our top honor students to those who need additional preparation for entrance to four-year programs — finds the support and services to complete educational goals. University College consists of three divisions: the Academic Support Center, the Office of Student Retention, and the Division of Basic Studies.
Serving both University College and Columbus State University, the Academic Support Center promotes student success and retention through its programs, courses, and services.
The Academic Support Center promotes the academic and intellectual growth of the students it serves, while encouraging self-sufficiency. Tutorial services and study skills workshops provide students with strategies to reach the goals of thinking critically, reasoning scientifically, and understanding mathematical data and processes. Free tutorial assistance is provided to students enrolled in developmental studies, learning support and core curriculum classes.
A collaborative team approach is taken in advising students in their programs of study. The Academic Support Center advises undeclared majors, adult re-entry students, high school joint enrollment/post secondary options students, audit students and transient students enrolled at Columbus State University. Through community outreach programs such as Bridges PREP for middle school and high school students, McBride College Bound for elementary school students, Adult Re-entry, and High School Joint Enrollment, the Academic Support Center provides educational services to the region's diverse population.
The Office of Disability Services coordinates the compliance of Columbus State University with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), not merely to achieve legality but to foster academic potential through individualized plans tailored to the particular needs of the student. Students with a documented physical, emotional, or learning disability should contact the Office of Disability Services as early as possible so proper arrangements can be made.
With a major emphasis in University College on retention, this office coordinates the core curriculum, the orientation program (in collaboration with student services), the college success course, the university honors program, academic advising, interdisciplinary core courses, and assessment of the general education program.
The Division of Basic Studies serves highly motivated students who desire to pursue a college education but need additional academic preparation to enter four-year programs. These students fall in the following categories:
The following non-degree credit classes are offered by this division:
Students who do not meet the requirements for admission to Columbus State University may be considered for admission to the Division of Basic Studies in University College. Please refer to the undergraduate admissions section of this catalog for specific requirements.
Developmental Studies Program Requirements
Although institutional credit is granted for developmental studies courses, no degree credit is awarded. Students placed into developmental studies courses must be enrolled in required courses until all subject areas have been satisfied. Students may earn a maximum of 20 degree credits while enrolled in developmental studies courses, but may not enroll in degree credit courses which require the content and skills of developmental studies courses as prerequisites.
Students are eligible to take the COMPASS exam in English after successfully completing ENGL 0098 or ENGL 0099. To exit the English subject area, students must pass an essay examination and must receive a minimum COMPASS score of 75. Students are eligible to take the COMPASS exam in reading after successfully completing READ 0098 or READ 0099. To exit the reading subject area, students must receive a minimum COMPASS score of 75. Students are eligible to take the COMPASS exam in mathematics after successfully completing MATH 0098. To exit the mathematics subject area, students must receive a minimum COMPASS score of 75.
After two unsuccessful attempts to satisfy any required subject area, students are placed on probation. After three unsuccessful attempts to satisfy any required subject area, students are excluded from University College. Students may not be considered for readmission within three years of the exclusion. Prior to exclusion, however, a student may appeal for one additional course attempt under the following three conditions:
Progression and Exit Requirements
All students referred to University College for further screening and subsequent enrollment must meet exit requirements before they are eligible to apply to a four-year institution. These include the completion of all developmental studies and learning support requirements, all course work in Area A of the core curriculum, and 30 semester hours of degree level credit with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. University College students are limited to courses offered by University College and courses in Areas A through E of the core curriculum.
CSUS 1105 Learning to Learn: Adult Re-entry
MODL 0088 Introduction to Microcomputers
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