Columbus University General Information


University Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time.

Observed Holidays
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents’ Day/Washington’s Birthday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans’ Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

Requirements, rules, procedures, courses, and informational statements are subject to change. The University reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, tuition, fees, curricula, academic policies, and other rules and regulations affecting students. Should a change in course offerings or curricula affect current studies, the student must contact the Faculty Department. Changes in rules and regulations may affect prospective
as well as currently enrolled students. Possible future changes in tuition fees would not
affect actively enrolled students. If an inactive student were to reactivate his/her status,
cost of tuition will be adjusted according to current rates.

Active Student Status - An active student is considered to be a degree-seeking, fully enrolled student who has either paid tuition in full or is paying tuition on a monthly basis.

Inactive Student Status - A student is considered inactive if they are two months behind in tuition payments. In order to activate a student’s status, a $45 reactivation fee must be remitted.

Financial Probation/Suspension - A student will be placed on financial probation/suspension for:
- Failure to pay two (2) or more monthly tuition payments, or
- Having two (2) or more returned items (tuition payments, fees, etc.) in an academic year.

A student may request a formal extension for a valid hardship. An extension may be requested at any time throughout the student’s allotted degree term. Additional questions regarding program extensions should be directed to the Registrar’s Office.

A student who wishes to discontinue his/her studies with the University must notify the Registrar’s Office by certified mail. The student must then clear all outstanding financial obligations to the University. Failure to officially withdraw from the University may result in Withdrawal (W) grade status and jeopardize readmission to the University.

Columbus University has fully supported and fostered in its educational programs, admissions, employment practices, and activities, the policy of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, or disability. This policy is in compliance with all applicable federal regulations and guidelines.

Students are issued a complimentary, sealed copy of an official transcript and a student copy upon completion of coursework within their degree program. Alumni and graduates may request additional transcripts. Official transcripts will not be issued if outstanding financial obligations are due to the University. Alumni records are kept on a permanent basis.

The University offers recommendations on how to order class rings and diploma frames, as well as information regarding Dissertation binding. Please contact a University representative for more details.

The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to the University. The University expects that both faculty and students will follow these principles and, in so doing, protect the validity of the University grades.

Academic Work - All academic work will be completed by the student to whom it is assigned without unauthorized data or help of any kind. Specifically, cheating, plagiarism, and misrepresentation are prohibited. Any student discovered to have committed any of the above will be subject to disciplinary action.

Disciplinary Action - A Faculty Advisor will file a written report outlining the academic violation. The Advisor will discuss the matter privately with the student involved. No penalty will be imposed until the student has been informed of the charge and has been awarded an opportunity to present a defense. Determination that a violation has occurred may result in the assignment of a lower grade, failure for the course, suspension, or expulsion.

Appeals Procedure - A student must file his/her appeal to the disciplinary action proposed within fifteen (15) days of notification by the Advisor. The appeal must be based upon one or more of the following criteria:
- The professional behavior of the instructor can be questioned.
- The facts of the alleged violation may be in error.
- The sanction imposed may be excessive.
If the student’s appeal is denied, he/she may request that the Chairman of the Board of the University review the case. The decision of this officer is final.