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Online / Distance Learning
Columbus State's online/distance learning (DL) offerings are a unique alternative to traditional on-campus learning. Online/distance learning allows students from around the city or around the globe to learn, using the latest interactive web and video technologies, without the limits of time and place.
What is Online Learning?
Blended Courses (Hybrid) - A blended course is an online course with required real-time, face-to-face sessions. Blended course instruction is split between learning activities online and in a specified location, based on course content. Learn more...
How do I get Started?
Sunday, May 7
- Spring Semester 2017 Third 5-week Term classes end
Monday, May 8
- Summer Semester 2017 On-Time Admissions Application Deadline
Friday, May 12
- Spring Semester 2017 Graduation Ceremony
Columbus State offers Online/Distance Learning courses to students in every state as well as the District of Columbia. This is accomplished through membership in NC-SARA, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. Forty-seven states comprise SARA which provides a regulatory framework for students and institutions. To learn more about NC-SARA, please visit - nc-sara.org.
The college also has permission from the non-SARA states to offer online education. Those states currently include California, Florida, and Massachusetts.
Out-of-state students who are seeking a professional license program at Columbus State should first contact their home state licensing agency. NC-SARA does not provide reciprocity for these programs and Ohio licensing requirements may not meet the criteria of other states.