2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2022-2023 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 2022

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term August 22 December 2 August 5 December 3 - 9
1st 10 weeks August 22 November 1 August 5 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks August 22 October 8 August 5
2nd 10 weeks September 26 December 9 September 9
2nd 7 weeks October 12 December 9 September 23

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 application must be submitted within three working days of last day to apply.  Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on December 16.

Registration Calendar

Early registration for currently enrolled students is April 4 and 5.

Registration for Fall 2022 opens April 6 for all admitted students.  Register early to ensure class availability.  Times for registration assistance will be posted on the College's website.

Fall 2022 Part of Term Registration Begins Last Day to Register
without Paying a Late Fee
Last day of Schedule Adjustment* Last day to Drop, Withdraw or
Change to Audit
Full Term April 6 August 16 August 26 October 28
1st 10 weeks April 6 August 16 August 26 October 8
1st 7 weeks April 6 August 16 August 22 September 22
2nd 10 weeks April 6 September 20 September 26 November 14
2nd 7 weeks April 6 October 6 October 12 November 19

Note: *The schedule adjustment provides the last date a class may be added and the last day to drop a class without a grade designation, including a "W", appearing on the transcripts during the part of term indicated.

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Fall 2022 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 10 August 21 September 4 September 17
1st 10 weeks August 10 August 21 August 31 September 9
1st 7 weeks August 10 August 21 August 26 September 2
2nd 10 weeks September 21 September 25 October 4 October 13
2nd 7 weeks October 7 October 11 October 15 October 26

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2022 semester is July 8, 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.

Fall 2022 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term July 8 September 5 September 22
1st 10 weeks July 8 September 5 September 22
1st 7 weeks July 8 September 5 September 22
2nd 10 weeks July 8 October 10 October 24
2nd 7 weeks July 8 October 26 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 14-16, 2022.  Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Fall 2022
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision. August 9
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester October 9

Class Holidays and College Closings

August 17 Convocation (All offices closed)
September 5 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October 10-11 Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 23 Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 24-27 Thanksgiving Holiday (College closed)
December 23 - January 2 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)

Graduation Calendar

December 2022 Graduation
September 23 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 10 Graduation Ceremony

Spring Semester 2023

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term January 17 April 28 January 6 April 29 - May 5
1st 10 weeks January 17 April 3 January 6 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks January 17 March 4 January 6
2nd 10 weeks February 20 May 5 January 30
2nd 7 weeks March 13 April 29 February 20

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 an applicant must be submitted within three working days of the last day to apply.  Final grades for this semester will be available in myChargerNet on May 12.

Registration Calendar

 Register early to ensure class availability.  Times for registration assistance will be posted on the College website.

Spring 2023 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

Early registration for currently enrolled students is October 17 - October 18. Registration opens for all admitted students October 19.

January 10 January 20 March 24
1st 10 weeks January 10 January 20 March 8
1st 7 weeks January 10 January 17 February 16
2nd 10 weeks February 14 February 20 April 10
2nd 7 weeks March 6 March 13 April 13

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Spring 2023 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term January 4 January 16 February 1 February 11
1st 10 weeks January 4 January 16 January 24 February 3
1st 7 weeks January 4 January 16 January 24 January 27
2nd 10 weeks February 16 February 19 February 27 March 9
2nd 7 weeks March 9 March 12 March 17 March 23

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2023 semester is November 28, 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.

Spring 2023 Part of Term Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term November 28 February 2 February 17
1st 10 weeks November 28 February 2 February 17
1st 7 weeks November 28 February 3 February 17
2nd 10 weeks November 28 March 7 March 21
2nd 7 weeks November 28 March 28 April 11
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 17-19, 2023. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.
 
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Spring 2023
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision January 3
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester March 25

Class Holidays and College Closings

December 23 - January 2 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
January 11 Convocation (All offices closed)
January 16 Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed)
March 5-11 Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)

Graduation Calendar

May 2023 Graduation
February 24 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 6 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 2023

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 22 August 2 May 8 Final exams are given on the last class day.
1st Term (5 weeks) May 22 June 26 May 8
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 27 August 2 June 14
Any terms offered within the Summer Semester will be within the dates of May 8 and August 5. 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 an applicant must be submitted within three working days of the last day to apply. Final grades for the Summer 2023 semester will be available in myChargerNet on August 12.

Registration Calendar

Register early to ensure class availability.  Times for registration assistance will be posted on the College website.

Summer 2023 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) Early registration for currently enrolled students is March 22 and 23. Registration opens for all admitted students March 24. May 17 May 23 July 8
1st Term (5 weeks) May 17 May 22 June 14
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 21 June 27 July 1

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Summer 2023 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 15 May 21 May 29 June 7
1st Term (5 weeks) May 15 May 21 May 24 May 29
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 20 June 26 June 29 July 4

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Summer 2023 semester is April 28, 2023 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 2023 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, 2023. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Summer 2023
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision June 30
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester July 26

Class Holidays and College Closings

May 29 Holiday: Memorial Day (College closed)
July 3 Independence Day Holiday (Classed do not meet; offices open)
July 4 Holiday: Independence Day (College closed)