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Adult Learner

Adult Learner

Adult Learner

Discover your GOAL logoAdult Learners are defined as any student age 23 and older. CSU is committed to fostering an environment of success for adult learners. We understand the needs of adult learners are often different than the needs of the traditional student who is fresh out of high school. CSU has allocated resources exclusively for the adult learner. Below are a few resources designed exclusively for the adult learner:

  • Adult Resource Center (ARC) –The ARC is a designated lounge for students who are 23 and older and is located in Schuster 208. It features computers, a network printer, large study/lounge tables, white board, and FREE coffee. The ARC is an oasis for adult students who want a designated space to study, relax, and connect with other adult students.

  • Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) - ACE is a centralized advising and student retention center located on the 2nd floor of Schuster. ACE houses the adult resource center and is dedicated to adult students. ACE is open year round to provide high quality support and services to CSU students.

  • Square One: Adult Re-Entry – A college-preparatory program that is designed for students who have not yet applied to CSU. This program will refresh your reading, writing, and math skills which are needed to be successful on CSU's entrance exam (ACCUPLACER). Square One also refreshes your academic skills, provides an orientation to CSU, and help with the admission/ financial aid process. A 100% online version is available FREE of charge. 

  • Military / Veterans - CSU is proud to be recognized as a military friendly school. We work closely with our neighbors at Ft. Benning to provide high quality, flexible services to Adult learners at graduationour active duty soldiers, veterans, and dependents.

  • Veterans Affairs - This office is dedicated to servicing our current and former service men and women. Our Veteran Affairs office will help you with all types of military tuition benefits to ensure that you stay on track with your tuition benefits through graduation.

  • Online / Evening classes - CSU offers an ever increasing number of programs and classes that are designed to accommodate working professionals.

Do you have the knowledge or skills of some college courses?

Columbus State University recognizes and awards credit for prior learning through a variety of sources. At the CSU Testing Center, you have an opportunity to prove you have mastered skills from your prior knowledge and experience to gain college credit for an equivalent course. You can accomplish this by taking and passing a College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST). To schedule an appointment to take an exam, visit the CSU Testing Center's website,

Looking for more resources? Look no further!

For more information, please contact Julie Lassalle at 706-507-8784 or