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Log in to CougarNet?

  1. Go to www.ColumbusState.edu.
  2. Click on CougarNet on the left side of the page.
  3. Type in your username and password (If you need assistance with this, contact UITS Help desk @ 706.507.8199 or e-mail CSU at helpdesk@columbusstate.edu.)

Log in to AdvisorTrac?

AdvisorTrac is an online appointment making system which will allow you to make your own advising appointment from any computer with internet access.

AdvisorTrac Video Tutorial

  1. If you are not logged in to CougarNet, follow steps 1-3 above
  2. Click the Enrollment Services tab
  3. Located in the center of the page is the Registration Menu; near the bottom is AdvisorTrac
  4. Click on Search Availability
  5. Choose an academic advising center:
    • Freshman choose “Academic Center for Excellence” to schedule an appointment with Kelly Koch
    • All other classifications choose “School of Nursing” and look for your assigned advisor. Advisor assignments are available in your Academic Advising Record
  6. Leave search consultant and reason blank
  7. Click Search
  8. Available times should be available for all advisors in the advising center you selected
  9. To Book: Find your advisor and click on time under the date you wish to schedule
  10. The Appointment Entry Screen will come up
  11. Choose reason (major), add phone number, and enter any relevant notes for your advisor
  12. Click Save
  13. If you have any problems, call 706.507.8560 or e-mail the pace_office@columbusstate.edu

Check for holds on my account*?

*Check for holds well in advance of when you want to register for classes.

  1. If you are not logged in to CougarNet, follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Click the Enrollment Services tab.
  3. Located in the center of the page is Personal Information.
  4. Click the View Holds option.
  5. If you have a hold, do the following:
    Advisor Hold? E-mail pace_office@columbusstate.edu or call 706.507.8560.
    Transfer Orientation? Go to http://www.columbusstate.edu/orientation/transfer
    All other holds must be taken care of through the department that has issued the hold.

Take my first online course at CSU?

You are required to complete the SmarterMeasure survey before you register.
This is NOT a pass/fail test. It is a survey to determine skills and equipment needed for student success!

  1. Navigate to: http://online.columbusstate.edu/smarter_measure.php
  2. Follow the directions: User Name: csuready, Password: cougars

After you complete the survey, you can register for an online course the next day.

Register?

  1. If you are not logged in to CougarNet, follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Click the Enrollment Services tab.
  3. Located in the center of the page is the Registration Menu.
  4. Click the Drop/Add/Withdraw option.
  5. Select a Term.
  6. When the registration form opens go to Class Search or input the Course Registration Numbers (CRNs) of the courses you have selected in the boxes. Place only one CRN per box.
  7. Click Submit Changes when you have selected the courses you will take.
  8. Unless you receive an error message stating otherwise, your courses are saved. You should print your invoice and schedule.

Print an Invoice?

  1. If you are not logged in to CougarNet, follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Click the Enrollment Services tab.
  3. Located to the right is Student Accounts.
  4. Click on Print Invoice/Bill.
  5. Select a Term.
  6. Click Print.

Print a Schedule?

  1. If you are not logged in to CougarNet, follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Click on the Enrollment Services tab.
  3. Located in the center of the page is the Registration Menu.
  4. Click View My Schedule option.
  5. Click on Print Friendly.
  6. Click Print on the tool bar.

Change my Name?

Before your name can be changed on the CSU Student Information System, you must present the following information to the Office of the Registrar in University Hall:

  1. Picture ID and one other ID in new name, or
  2. Copy of marriage License (if name change is due to marriage), or
  3. Copy of Divorce Decree (if name change is due to divorce).

The above information can be found by following these steps:

  1. If you are not logged in to CougarNet, follow steps 1-3 above.
  2. Click on the Enrollment Services tab.
  3. Located on the bottom right of the page is the Services Menu.
  4. Click on Name Change Information.

After your name has been changed in enrollment services:

  1. Go to the Help Desk, Center for Commerce & Technology, Room 124 or call 706-507-8199
  2. Request a work order for a new e-mail with new name All of your old e-mail will be deleted, along with all information that was on that e-mail.