2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    May 20, 2024  
2024-2025 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 2024

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 14 December 7-13
1st 10 weeks August 26 November 2 August 14 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks August 26 October 12 August 14
2nd 10 weeks September 30 December 13 September 13
2nd 7 weeks October 16 December 6 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 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 20.

Registration Calendar

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

Registration for Fall 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.

Fall 2024 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 18-19

Open Registration Begins March 20

August 21 August 30 November 1
1st 10 weeks August 21 August 30 October 12
1st 7 weeks August 21 August 26 September 26
2nd 10 weeks September 25 September 30 November 18
2nd 7 weeks October 11 October 16 November 23

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 2024 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term August 14 August 25 September 8 September 21
1st 10 weeks August 14 August 25 September 4 September 13
1st 7 weeks August 14 August 25 August 29 September 7
2nd 10 weeks September 25 September 29 October 8 October 18
2nd 7 weeks October 9 October 15 October 21 October 29

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Fall 2024 semester is July 8, 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.

Fall 2024 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term July 8 September 9 September 26
1st 10 weeks July 8 September 9 September 26
1st 7 weeks July 8 September 9 September 26
2nd 10 weeks July 8 October 14 October 28
2nd 7 weeks July 8 October 29 November 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 December 18-20, 2024. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Fall 2024
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision. August 12
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester October 14

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 - December 1 Thanksgiving Holiday (College closed)
December 24 - January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)

Graduation Calendar

December 2024 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 2025

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Full Term January 21 May 2 January 8 May 3 - 9
1st 10 weeks January 21 April 7 January 8 Final exams in short terms are given on the last class day.
1st 7 weeks January 21 March 8 January 8
2nd 10 weeks February 24 May 9 February 13
2nd 7 weeks March 17 May 2 March 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 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 16.

Registration Calendar

 Early Registration for currently enrolled students is October 21 and October 22.

Registration for Spring 2025 opens October 23 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability.  Times for registration assistance will be posted on the College website.

Spring 2025 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 21-22

Open Registration Begins October 23

January 16 January 24 March 27
1st 10 weeks January 16 January 24 March 11
1st 7 weeks January 16 January 21 February 20
2nd 10 weeks February 19 February 24 April 13
2nd 7 weeks March 12 March 17 April 17

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Spring 2025 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Full Term January 8 January 20 February 3 February 15
1st 10 weeks January 8 January 20 February 3 February 7
1st 7 weeks January 8 January 20 January 26 January 31
2nd 10 weeks February 19 February 23 March 3 March 13
2nd 7 weeks March 13 March 12 March 21 March 27

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Spring 2025 semester is November 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.

Spring 2025 Part of Term Documentation and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Full Term November 26 February 4 February 21
1st 10 weeks November 26 February 4 February 21
1st 7 weeks November 26 February 4 February 21
2nd 10 weeks November 26 March 10 March 24
2nd 7 weeks November 26 April 1 April 15

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 14-16, 2025. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

 
Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Spring 2025
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision January 7
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester March 21

Class Holidays and College Closings

December 24 - January 1 Seasonal Holiday (College closed)
January 15 Convocation (All offices closed)
January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (College Closed)
March 10-16 Spring Break (Classes do not meet; offices open)

Graduation Calendar

May 2025 Graduation
February 28 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 10 Two Graduation Ceremonies: Graduates will have an assigned time based upon the credential to be awarded.

Summer Semester 2025

Academic Calendar

Part of Term in Class Schedule Classes Begin Classes End Last Day to Apply Final Exams
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 28 August 7 May 22 Final exams are given on the last class day.
1st Term (5 weeks) May 28 July 2 May 22
2nd Term (5 weeks) July 7 August 7 June 10
Any terms offered within the Summer semester will be within the dates of May 12 and August 8. 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 2025 semester will be available in myChargerNet on August 14.

Registration Calendar

Early Registration for currently enrolled students is March 17 and March 18.

Registration for Summer 2025 opens March 19 for all admitted students. Register early to ensure class availability. Times for registration assistance will be posted on the college website.

Summer 2025 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 17-18

Open Registration Begins March 19

May 15 May 29 July 14
1st Term (5 weeks) May 15 May 28 June 20
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 19 July 7 July 29

Tuition and Fees Calendar

Summer 2025 Part of Term Confirm and Pay By Refunds
100% 75% 25%
Term 1 (10 weeks) May 20 May 26 June 4 June 12
1st Term (5 weeks) May 20 May 26 May 27 June 4
2nd Term (5 weeks) June 30 July 6 July 9 July 14

Financial Aid Calendar

Priority Financial Aid Processing and Verification for Summer 2025 semester is April 25, 2025 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 2025 Part of Term Documents and Verification Due Awards Posted No Later Than Disbursements Available No Later Than
Term (10 weeks) April 25 June 11 June 25
1st Term (5 weeks) April 25 June 11 June 25
2nd Term (5 weeks) April 25 July 24 August 7

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 13-15, 2025. Immediate action may be required to file an appeal of SAP.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Deadlines Summer 2025
Deadline to defer payment or hold classes pending appeal decision June 27
Deadline to submit an appeal to be effective for the semester July 25

Class Holidays and College Closings

May 26 Memorial Day Holiday (College closed)
June 19 Juneteenth Holiday (College closed)
July 4 Independence Day Holiday (College closed)