Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
In compliance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, Columbus State University has established policies and procedures to assure students of their rights under the Act. FERPA is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. CSU's policies and procedures may be viewed in the CSU Student Handbook by accessing the Student Life and Services website at https://www.columbusstate.edu/student-life/policies.php
Detailed information regarding FERPA can be found at the US Department of Education website at https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
Credits are transferred by submitting official transcripts from all institutions you have previously attended. Official transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. The transcripts will be processed and a determination will be made as to which credits will be transferred and whether you are accepted to the institution.
You may be able to receive credit for military service. Submit a readable copy of your DD214/295 or AARTS transcript to the Admissions Office or the Registrar's Office. For a listing of AP and CLEP tests and the scores required for credit, go to https://www.columbusstate.edu/admissions/transfer/.
- Multiply the number of grade points earned (A=4; B=3; C=2; D=1; F=0; WF=0) by the number of GPA credit hours for the course.
- Add all GPA credit hours together.
- Add all grade points together.
- Divide the total grade points by the total number of GPA credit hours.
A student may appeal a grade received as well as certain degree requirements. A student who wishes to exercise this right should follow the appropriate procedure as follows:
- To appeal a grade the student feels is unfair or inaccurate, follow the academic grievance process listed under the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the Student Handbook.
- To appeal a requirement in Areas A-F of the core curriculum or a general university requirement, the student should meet with his advisor to discuss the nature of the appeal. If there is merit to the appeal, the advisor will assist the student in completing an Exception Petition form to be submitted to the university's Academic Standards Committee for review. If approved by the Committee, the petition will be forwarded to the Vice President for Academic Affairs for a final decision.