Columbia State Community College


Students are assigned an advisor in their first semester at Columbia State. Once students log into their ChargerNet student account, they can click on the Students tab and select the My Advisor link to find out who their assigned advisor is. Students will also get the chance to meet with their advisor as part of their Right Start orientation. To schedule an advising appointment, students must email and provide their name, A# and time preferences for their appointment.

Please visit Columbia State's Advising Page for more specific information on student responsibilities when it comes to advising and contact information for each academic division.

New Student Orientation

Admitted students receive a letter from the Charger Center (a walk-in support/advising center for students) with instructions on how to schedule a meeting with an advisor to set up their classes. It is recommended that students schedule the advising appointment as soon as possible! A separate email is sent to students regarding signing up for new student orientation (dates are listed below); students reply with their top three orientation dates that they would like to attend and will coordinate w/Columbia State to confirm their choice. New student orientation is not required to be completed prior to registering for classes.

Clifton Campus- July 26th, 2019 (sign up here)

Columbia Campus- July 19th, 2019; August 3rd, 2019; August 20th, 2019 (sign up here)

Lawrence Campus- August 8th, 2019 (sign up here)

Lewisburg Campus- August 5th, 2019 (sign up here)

Williamson Campus- August 12th, 2019 (sign up here)

Student Portal

ChargerNet (myCN) is Columbia State's online student services platform. You will be able to access myCN once your application for Columbia State has processed, which will be confirmed once you receive an email from Columbia State's Admissions Office. 

To access myChargerNet (myCN):

  1. Click the myCN login icon in the upper right corner
  2. Click the "PVT Username Lookup" link to the left, below the login area.
  3. Provide the required information and click "Get PVT Username."
  4. Your initial password is your eight-digit birthday (mmddyyyy).

If you are in need of support with accessing your ChargerNet account, please contact the HelpDesk at 931.540.2650

Verification Process

Columbia State students can check on what documents they need to submit on their online student portal, ChargerNet. Columbia State sends email reminders to students who still need to submit their required documentation. Some verification documents can be submitted online, but others must be submitted in person and require a student to show a form of ID.

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