2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook

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 2021

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term August 23 December 3 August 6 December 4 - 10
1st 10 weeks August 23 November 2 August 6 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks August 23 October 9 August 6
2nd 10 weeks September 27 December 10 September 10
2nd 7 weeks October 13 December 10 September 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 www.tnecampus.org/academic-calendar.  All supporting documents for a new applicant must be submitted within three working days of new student application deadline.  Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on December 17.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is April 5-6. Registration for Fall 2021 opens April 7 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Fall 2021 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 7 August 17 August 27 October 29
1st 10 weeks April 7 August 17 August 27 October 9
1st 7 weeks April 7 August 17 August 23 September 23
2nd 10 weeks April 7 September 21 September 27 November 15
2nd 7 weeks April 7 October 7 October 13 November 20

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Fall 2021 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 11 August 22 September 5 September 20
1st 10 weeks August 11 August 22 August 31 September 9
1st 7 weeks August 11 August 22 August 28 September 2
2nd 10 weeks September 22 September 26 October 5 October 15
2nd 7 weeks October 8 October 12 October 19 October 28

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2021 semester is July 9, 2021 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 2021 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term July 9 September 6 September 23
1st 10 weeks July 9 September 6 September 23
1st 7 weeks July 9 September 6 September 23
2nd 10 weeks July 9 October 11 October 24
2nd 7 weeks July 9 October 27 November 10

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 15-17, 2021. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

August 18 Convocation (All offices closed)
September 6 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October 11-12 Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 25-28 Thanksgiving Holiday (College closed)
December 24 - January 3 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)

Graduation Calendar

December 2021 Graduation
September 24 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 11 Graduation Ceremony

Spring Semester 2022

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term January 18 April 29 January 7 April 30 - May 6
1st 10 weeks January 18 April 4 January 7 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks January 18 March 5 January 7
2nd 10 weeks February 21 May 6 January 31
2nd 7 weeks March 14 April 30 February 21

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.  Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on May 13.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is November 1-2. Registration for Spring 2022 opens November 3 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Spring 2022 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 3 January 11 January 21 March 25
1st 10 weeks November 3 January 11 January 21 March 9
1st 7 weeks November 3 January 11 January 18 February 17
2nd 10 weeks November 3 February 15 February 21 April 11
2nd 7 weeks November 3 March 7 March 14 April 14

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Spring 2022 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term January 5 January 17 January 31 February 13
1st 10 weeks January 5 January 17 January 26 February 5
1st 7 weeks January 5 January 17 January 23 January 29
2nd 10 weeks February 18 February 20 March 1 March 11
2nd 7 weeks March 11 March 13 March 19 March 25

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2022 semester is November 29, 2021 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 2022 Part of Term Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term November 29 February 3 February 18
1st 10 weeks November 29 February 3 February 18
1st 7 weeks November 29 February 3 February 18
2nd 10 weeks November 29 March 8 March 22
2nd 7 weeks November 29 March 29 April 12
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 18-20, 2022. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

December 24 - January 3 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
January 12 Convocation (All offices closed)
January 17 Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed)
March 6-12 Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)

Graduation Calendar

May 2022 Graduation
February 25 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 7 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 2022

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 23 August 2 May 9 Final exams are given on the last class day.
1st Term (5 weeks) May 23 June 27 May 9
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 28 August 2 June 14
Any terms offered within the Summer Semester will be within the dates of May 9 and August 6. 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. Final grades for the Summer 2022 semester will be available in myChargerNet on August 12.

Registration Calendar

Priority Registration for currently enrolled students is April 4-5. Registration for Summer 2022 opens April 6 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.

Summer 2022 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 6 May 18 May 27 July 9
1st Term (5 weeks) April 6 May 18 May 23 June 15
2nd Term (5 weeks) April 6 June 22 June 28 July 21

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Summer 2022 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 16 May 22 May 31 June 9
1st Term (5 weeks) May 16 May 22 May 26 May 31
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 21 June 27 July 1 July 6

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Summer 2022 semester is April 29, 2022 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 2022 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Term (10 weeks) April 29 June 6 June 20
1st Term (5 weeks) April 29 June 6 June 20
2nd Term (5 weeks) April 29 July 12 July 26

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 15-18, 2022. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Class Holidays and College Closings

May 30 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)