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Admissions & Records

Admissions & Records

Admissions & Records has relocated to the Sequoia Building.
Please review our campus map.

Web vs Walk!

With our new location being on the northeast side of campus, it may be a bit of a walk for you to reach the Admissions and Records Office. We welcome you to stop by our new location however, if you'd like to save yourself the walk, you can take advantage of all the services available on the website via connectColumbia. You have access to:

President's Welcome

Thank you for making Columbia College your choice - and, on behalf of faculty, staff and administrators, welcome! Please know that we are dedicated to excellence in serving our students and community and are continuously working to recommit ourselves to ensure each student who enters Columbia College, regardless of educational development, has an opportunity to exit with the skills and education needed to achieve his/her goals.

Admissions Checklist

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Application - Complete an application (please allow a minimum of 10 working days for processing).   Residency Requirements.
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Assessment- Attend an assessment session. (No appointment is necessary, but seats are filled on a first come-first served basis.) The assessment is an un-timed computerized test that requires no computer experience. However, a valid photo ID and student ID number are required for admittance. The student ID number is located in the right hand corner of the acceptance email.
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Orientation/Advisement - Attend a college orientation session which provides valuable information on student services, course selection, schedule planning, certificate and degree programs, transfer requirements, and college policies and procedures. Online orientation is also available for those who cannot attend an in-person session.
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Timeline for Student Success - Review the Timeline for Student Success and see which step you are on & where you need to go from here.
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Official transcripts - Send official transcripts from all of your prior colleges.  If you graduated high school less than 5 years ago, send official copies of your high school transcripts as well.
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Course Registration - Register for semester classes on connectColumbia any time on or after the priority registration date and time.
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Email Setup - Activate your Columbia student email account to receive important information and updates.
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Follow-up - Visit a counselor during your first and subsequent semesters to discuss your educational goals and develop an educational plan. Call 209.588.5109 for an appointment, or stop by Manzanita 15 during business hours.

Registering for Classes: Easy as 1, 2, 3

We make registering for Columbia College classes simple. Here you will find a step-by-step guide that makes it as easy as 1, 2, 3. Click here get started now!

Business Services, Fees & Payments

Contact Business Services website or by phone at (209) 588-5114 regarding:

  • Fees
  • Payment Options
  • Request Refunds

Contact Financial Aid website or by phone at (209) 588-5105 regarding:

  • FAFSA
  • Dates and deadlines
  • Financial aid forms

Login to connectColumbia to:

  • Access registration date & time
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees
  • Retrieve unofficial transcripts / grades
  • Assessment Scores