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Non-Traditional & Transfer (under 30 credit hours) Student Orientation - Columbus State University

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Non-Traditional & Transfer (under 30 credit hours) Student Orientation

Welcome to the Non-Traditional & Transfer under 30 Credit Hours Student Orientation!

A non-traditional student is defined a student who has been out of high school for more than 5 years or those transferring from another institution with less than thirty hours. Please read and thoroughly follow the steps below to register.

All students must complete a Non-Traditional Orientation session before enrolling in classes. Orientation will be conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams. You must pay the $25.00 for the session at the end of the registration page. If you need help please contact orientation.

How to Register for Non-Traditional ROAR Virtual Orientation

Step 1

Log into MyCSU and Locate "My To-Do List" on the home tab. Click on "you must register for an orientation session" link. Complete the registration process and payment. Your orientation hold will not be removed until you attend orientation.

Summer Admit Students ROAR Dates:

  • Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 5pm
  • Friday, May 10, 2024 at 12pm
  • Friday, May 31, 2024 at 5pm

Fall Admit Students ROAR Dates:

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 5pm
  • Monday, July 8, 2024 at 5pm
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 5pm
  • Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 5pm
Step 2
Complete your Advising survey located in MyCSU. Log into MyCSU choose forms at the top of the page, and choose the second option “Advising Survey”. Complete the survey and your CSU advisor will email you with your schedule.
Step 3
Check your CSU email 24-48 hours after you have registered and paid for instructions on how to complete the ROAR Orientation Modules through Cougarview. Cougarview opens Friday, March 15th for all students.
Step 4
Complete the modules and attend ROAR Orientation Session.

Note: There are no refunds for the ROAR Orientation Program after registration and payment have been submitted.

If you need assistance, please contact us at 706-507-8593 or email us at


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