2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Oct 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook [Archived Catalog]

Important Dates



These calendars are subject to change at any time prior to or during an academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond the reasonable control of the institution, including severe weather, loss of utility services, or orders by federal or state agencies.

Fall Semester 2018

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term August 27 December 7 August 10 December 8-14
1st 10 weeks August 27 November 6 August 10 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class.
1st 7 weeks August 27 October 13 August 10
2nd 10 weeks October 1 December 14 September 14
2nd 7 weeks October 17 December 14 September 28

Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.columbiastate.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. Students enrolling in TN eCampus online classes must adhere to the TN eCampus Academic Calendar posted online at https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.  All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadline. To be eligible for application deadline extension, returning  students can have no new transfer college coursework since last attending Columbia State. Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on December 21.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is April 2-3. Registration for Fall 2018 opens April 4 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Fall 2018 Part of Term Registration Begins Last Day to Register Last day to Add a Class during this Part of Term Last day to Drop, Withdraw or Change to Audit
Full Term April 4 August 21 August 31 November 2
1st 10 weeks April 4 August 21 August 27 October 13
1st 7 weeks April 4 August 21 August 27 September 27
2nd 10 weeks April 4 September 25 October 1 November 19
2nd 7 weeks April 4 October 11 October 17 November 24

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Fall 2018 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 15 August 26 September 9 September 23
1st 10 weeks August 15 August 26 September 4 September 13
1st 7 weeks August 15 August 26 September 1 September 7
2nd 10 weeks September 28 September 30 October 9 October 19
2nd 7 weeks October 12 October 16 October 23 November 31

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2018 semester is July 13, 2018 to allow for timely processing. If financial aid forms are not complete by this date, students should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees by the payment deadline to maintain their class schedules. Additionally, failure to submit documents by this date could  result in loss of Tennessee Promise funds for applicable students.

Fall 2018 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term July 13 September 10 September 27
1st 10 weeks July 13 September 10 September 27
1st 7 weeks July 13 September 10 September 27
2nd 10 weeks July 13 October 15 November 1
2nd 7 weeks July 13 October 31 November 19

Posting and disbursement dates are contingent on faculty confirming enrollment by verifying student participation in a class prior to census date. Students must attend/participate on the first day of class in order to receive disbursements according to this schedule. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations usually occur the first business day after grades post. Students will receive email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between December 19-21, 2018. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

August 22 Convocation (All offices closed)
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October 15-16 Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 21 Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 22-25 Thanksgiving Holiday (College closed)
December 24-January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)

Graduation Calendar

December 2018 Graduation
September 28 Submit Intent to Graduate IF you wish to participate in the December ceremony. Those not participating in the ceremony must still file an intent and are encouraged to file early to ensure awareness of requirements before your final semester.
December 15 Graduation Ceremony

Spring Semester 2019

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term January 14 April 26 January 2 April 27 - May 3
1st 10 weeks January 14 March 30 January 2 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class.
1st 7 weeks January 14 March 2 January 2
2nd 10 weeks February 18 May 3 February 4
2nd 7 weeks March 11 May 3 February 25

Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.columbiastate.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. Students enrolling in TN eCampus online classes must adhere to the TN eCampus Academic Calendar posted online at https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.  All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadline. To be eligible for application deadline extension, returning students can have no new transfer college coursework since last attending Columbia State. Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on May 10.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is November 5-6. Registration for Spring 2019 opens November 7 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Spring 2019 Part of Term Registration Begins Last Day to Register Last day to Add a Class during this Part of Term Last day to Drop, Withdraw or Change to Audit
Full Term November 7 January 8 January 18 March 22
1st 10 weeks November 7 January 8 January 14 March 5
1st 7 weeks November 7 January 8 January 14 February 14
2nd 10 weeks November 7 February 12 February 18 April 8
2nd 7 weeks November 7 March 4 March 11 April 15

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Spring 2019 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term January 3 January 13 January 27 February 10
1st 10 weeks January 3 January 13 January 22 February 2
1st 7 weeks January 3 January 13 January 19 January 25
2nd 10 weeks February 15 February 17 February 26 March 8
2nd 7 weeks March 8 March 10 March 17 March 24

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2019 semester is December 1, 2018 to allow for timely processing. If financial aid forms are not complete by this date, students should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees by the payment deadline to maintain their class schedules.

Spring 2018 Part of Term Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term December 1 January 29 February 14
1st 10 weeks December 1 January 29 February 14
1st 7 weeks December 1 January 29 February 14
2nd 10 weeks December 1 March 4 March 18
2nd 7 weeks December 1 March 25 April 8

Posting and disbursement dates are contingent on faculty confirming enrollment by verifying student participation in a class prior to census date. Students must attend/participate on the first day of class in order to receive disbursements according to this schedule. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations usually occur the first business day after grades post. Students will receive email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between May 15-17, 2019. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

December 25 - January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
January 9 Convocation (All offices closed)
January 21 Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed)
March 4-10 Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)

Graduation Calendar

May 2019 Graduation
February 22 Submit Intent to Graduate IF you wish to participate in the May ceremony. Those not participating in the ceremony must still file an Intent and are encouraged to file early to ensure awareness of requirements before your final semester.
May 4 Graduation Ceremonies: One in the morning and another in the afternoon. Graduates will have an assigned time based upon the credential to be awarded.

Summer Semester 2019

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Term 1 (10 weeks) June 3 August 9 May 17 Final exams are given on the last class day.
1st Term (5 weeks) June 3 July 5 May 17
2nd Term (5 weeks) July 8 August 9 June 21

Any terms offered within the Summer Semester will be within the dates of May 6 and August 9. Dates for all parts of term are posted online at www.columbiastate.edu/refunds-drops-withdrawals. Students enrolling in TN eCampus online classes must adhere to the TN eCampus Academic Calendar posted online at https://tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.  All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadline. To be eligible for application deadline extension, returning students can have no new transfer college coursework since last attending Columbia State. Final grades for the Summer 2019 semester will be available in myChargerNet on August 16.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is April 1 - 2. Registration for Summer 2019 opens April 3 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Summer 2019 Part of Term Registration Begins Last Day to Register Last Day to Add a Class during this Part of Term Last Day to Drop, Withdraw or Change to Audit
Term 1 (10 weeks) April 3 May 29 June 4 July 17
1st Term (5 weeks) April 3 May 29 June 3 June 24
2nd Term (5 weeks) April 3 July 5 July 8 July 29

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Summer 2019 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 28 June 2 June 10 June 19
1st Term (5 weeks) May 28 June 2 June 6 June 10
2nd Term (5 weeks) July 1 July 7 July 11 July 15

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Summer 2019 semester is May 1, 2019 to allow for timely processing. If financial aid forms are not complete by this date, students should be prepared to pay their tuition and fees by the payment deadline to maintain their class schedules.

Summer 2019 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted Disbursements Available No Later Than
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 1 June 17 July 5
1st Term (5 weeks) May 1 June 17 July 5
2nd Term (5 weeks) May 1 July 22 August 5

Posting and disbursement dates are contingent on faculty confirming enrollment by verifying student participation in a class prior to census date. Students must attend/participate on the first day of class in order to receive disbursements according to this schedule. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) evaluations usually occur the first business day after grades post. Students will receive email notifications of SAP violations, if applicable, to their Columbia State email between August 21-23, 2019. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

May 27 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)