2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Mar 02, 2024  
2023-2024 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 2023

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term August 21 December 1 August 4 December 2-8
1st 10 weeks August 21 November 3 August 4 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks August 21 October 7 August 4
2nd 10 weeks September 25 December 8 September 8
2nd 7 weeks October 11 December 2 September 22

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 15.

Registration Calendar

Early registration for currently enrolled students is March 22 and March 23.

Registration for Fall 2023 opens March 24 for all admitted students.  Register early to ensure class availability.  Times for registration assistance will be posted on the College's website.

Fall 2023 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

Early Registration Current Students March 22-23

Open Registration Begins March 24

August 15 August 25 October 27
1st 10 weeks August 15 August 25 October 7
1st 7 weeks August 15 August 21 September 21
2nd 10 weeks September 19 September 25 November 13
2nd 7 weeks October 5 October 11 November 18

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 2023 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 9 August 20 September 3 September 16
1st 10 weeks August 9 August 20 August 30 September 8
1st 7 weeks August 9 August 20 August 24 September 2
2nd 10 weeks September 20 September 24 October 3 October 13
2nd 7 weeks October 6 October 10 October 14 October 24

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2023 semester is July 7, 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.

Fall 2023 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term July 7 September 5 September 22
1st 10 weeks July 7 September 5 September 22
1st 7 weeks July 7 September 5 September 22
2nd 10 weeks July 7 October 9 October 23
2nd 7 weeks July 7 October 25 November 9

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 13-15, 2023. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Fall 2023
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision. August 8
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester October 8

Class Holidays and College Closings

August 16 Convocation (All offices closed)
September 4 Labor Day Holiday (College closed)
October 9-10 Fall Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 22 Thanksgiving Holiday (Classes do not meet; offices open)
November 23-26 Thanksgiving Holiday (College closed)
December 22 - January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)

Graduation Calendar

December 2023 Graduation
September 29 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 9 Graduation Ceremony

Spring Semester 2024

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term January 16 April 26 January 5 April 27 - May 3
1st 10 weeks January 16 April 1 January 5 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks January 16 March 2 January 5
2nd 10 weeks February 19 May 3 January 29
2nd 7 weeks March 11 April 27 February 19

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 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 10.

Registration Calendar

 Early Registration for currently enrolled students is October 16 and October 17.

Registration for Spring 2024 opens October 18 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.  Times for registration assistance will be posted on the College website.

Spring 2024 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 Current Students October 16-17

Open Registration Begins October 18

January 9 January 19 March 22
1st 10 weeks January 9 January 19 March 6
1st 7 weeks January 19 January 16 February 15
2nd 10 weeks February 13 February 19 April 8
2nd 7 weeks March 4 March 11 April 11

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Spring 2024 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term January 7 January 15 January 29 February 10
1st 10 weeks January 7 January 15 January 23 February 2
1st 7 weeks January 7 January 15 January 23 January 26
2nd 10 weeks February 15 February 18 February 26 March 8
2nd 7 weeks March 7 March 10 March 15 March 21

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2024 semester is November 27, 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.

Spring 2024 Part of Term Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term November 27 January 31 February 15
1st 10 weeks November 27 January 31 February 15
1st 7 weeks November 27 January 31 February 15
2nd 10 weeks November 27 March 5 March 19
2nd 7 weeks November 27 March 26 April 9

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, 2024. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

 
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Spring 2024
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision January 2
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester March 23

Class Holidays and College Closings

December 22 - January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
January 10 Convocation (All offices closed)
January 15 Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed)
March 4-10 Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)

Graduation Calendar

May 2024 Graduation
February 23 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 Two Graduation Ceremonies: Graduates will have an assigned time based upon the credential to be awarded.

Summer Semester 2024

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 20 July 31 May10 Final exams are given on the last class day.
1st Term (5 weeks) May 20 June 24 May10
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 25 July 31 June 12
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 an applicant must be submitted within three working days of the last day to apply. Final grades for the Summer 2024 semester will be available in myChargerNet on August 7.

Registration Calendar

Early Registration for currently enrolled students is March 18 and March 19.

Registration for Summer 2024 opens March 20 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability. Times for registration assistance will be posted on the college website.

Summer 2024 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 Current Students March 18-19

Open Registration Begins March 20

May 15 May 21 July 6
1st Term (5 weeks) May 15 May 20 June 12
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 19 June 25 June 29

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Summer 2024 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 13 May 19 May 27 June 5
1st Term (5 weeks) May 13 May 19 May 22 May 27
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 18 June 24 June 27 July 2

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Summer 2024 semester is April 26, 2024 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 2024 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Term (10 weeks) April 27 June 4 June 18
1st Term (5 weeks) April 27 June 4 June 18
2nd Term (5 weeks) April 27 July 10 July 24

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 13-16, 2024. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Summer 2024
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision June 28
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester July 24

Class Holidays and College Closings

May 27 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday (College closed)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)
July 5 Independence Day Holiday (Classed do not meet; offices open)