First-Time Freshman
(Degree Seeking)

A First-Time Freshman has never attended college after graduating high school and plans to seek an associates or applied associates degree.

First-Time Freshman Application Steps

  • Complete Online Application
    • Choose admission type  "1" (First-Time Freshman).
    • Choose admission type "3" (First-Time Freshman Technical Certificate).
  • Request your official high school or GED scores be sent directly to the Admissions Office. (Official transcripts can be dropped off at any Columbia State campus if they are in a sealed envelope.)
  • Proof of Citizenship/Lawful Presence
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What's Next?

Need help submitting an application?
Check out this video on how to submit an application for first-time freshmen and transfer students.
Will Columbia State credits transfer?
Yes, your Columbia State credits will transfer. Columbia State has agreements with many colleges and universities. To learn more, click the link below.
Learn more about transferring credits