2019-2020 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 07, 2020  
2019-2020 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 2019

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term August 26 December 6 August 9 December 7- 13
1st 10 weeks August 26 November 5 August 9 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class.
1st 7 weeks August 26 October 12 August 9
2nd 10 weeks September 30 December 13 September 13
2nd 7 weeks October 16 December 13 September 27
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 www.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 20.

Registration Calendar

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

Fall 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 April 3 August 20 August 30 November 1
1st 10 weeks April 3 August 20 August 30 October 12
1st 7 weeks April 3 August 20 August 26 September 26
2nd 10 weeks April 3 September 24 September 30 November 18
2nd 7 weeks April 3 October 10 October 16 November 23

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Fall 2019 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 14 August 25 September 8 September 22
1st 10 weeks August 14 August 25 September 3 September 12
1st 7 weeks August 14 August 25 August 31 September 6
2nd 10 weeks September 27 September 29 October 8 October 18
2nd 7 weeks October 11 October 15 October 22 November 30

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2019 semester is July 12, 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. Additionally, failure to submit documents by this date could  result in loss of Tennessee Promise funds for applicable students.

Fall 2019 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term July 12 September 9 September 26
1st 10 weeks July 12 September 9 September 26
1st 7 weeks July 12 September 9 September 26
2nd 10 weeks July 12 October 14 October 31
2nd 7 weeks July 12 October 30 November 18
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 18-20, 2019. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

August 21 Convocation (All offices closed)
September 2 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October 14-15 Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 27 Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 28-30 Thanksgiving Holiday (College closed)
December 23-January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)

Graduation Calendar

December 2019 Graduation
September 27 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 14 Graduation Ceremony

Spring Semester 2020

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term January 21 May 1 January 10 May 2-8
1st 10 weeks January 21 April 6 January 10 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class.
1st 7 weeks January 21 March 7 January 10
2nd 10 weeks February 24 May 8 February 3
2nd 7 weeks March 16 May 2 February 24
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 15.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is November 4-5. Registration for Spring 2020 opens November 6 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Spring 2020 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 6 January 16 January 24 March 27
1st 10 weeks November 6 January 16 January 24 March 11
1st 7 weeks November 6 January 16 January 21 February 21
2nd 10 weeks November 6 February 18 February 24 April 13
2nd 7 weeks November 6 March 9 March 16 April 20

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Spring 2020 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term January 8 January 20 February 3 February 16
1st 10 weeks January 8 January 20 January 29 February 8
1st 7 weeks January 8 January 20 January 26 February 1
2nd 10 weeks February 21 February 23 March 3 March 13
2nd 7 weeks March 13 march 15 March 22 March 29

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2020 semester is December 2, 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.

Spring 2020 Part of Term Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term December 2 February 6 February 24
1st 10 weeks December 2 February 6 February 24
1st 7 weeks December 2 February 6 February 24
2nd 10 weeks December 2 March 10 March 24
2nd 7 weeks December 2 March 31 April 4
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 20-22, 2020. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

December 23-January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
January 15 Convocation (All offices closed)
January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed)
March 9-15 Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)

Graduation Calendar

May 2020 Graduation
February 21 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 9 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 2020

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Term 1 (10 weeks) June 1 August 7 May 15 Final exams are given on the last class day.
1st Term (5 weeks) June 1 July 2 May 15
2nd Term (5 weeks) July 6 August 7 June 19
Any terms offered within the Summer Semester will be within the dates of May 11 and August 7. 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 2020 semester will be available in myChargerNet on August 14.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is April 6-7. Registration for Summer 2020 opens April 8 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Summer 2020 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 8 May 28 June 2 July 15
1st Term (5 weeks) April 8 May 28 June 1 June 21
2nd Term (5 weeks) April 8 July 2 July 6 July 27

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Summer 2020 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 26 May 31 June 14 June 17
1st Term (5 weeks) May 26 May 31 June 4 June 8
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 29 July 5 July 9 July 13

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Summer 2020 semester is May 1, 2020 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 (10 weeks) May 1 June 15 July 3
1st Term (5 weeks) May 1 June 15 July 3
2nd Term (5 weeks) May 1 July 20 August 3
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 19-21, 2020. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

May 25 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
July 3 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)