Application for Admissions
New students must submit an application as the very first step to enroll at Columbia College. This is your official notice to the College that you would like to attend and enroll in college courses. Once the electronic signature is processed, the Admissions Office will send an acceptance email, which includes the dates for Assessment, Orientation, Advisement and Registration. (Please be sure to check your email spam or junk folder).
Students who were at one time enrolled at Columbia College, but have not attended within the past year, must complete the application to reactivate their student status. The application should also be completed by students who applied to Columbia College but never enrolled.
Special Admit Students, high school students, must complete an admissions application. Go to the Special Admit/High School Students website for more information on High School Students at Columbia College.
Continuing students are not required to submit an application for admissions.
Spring 2016 - Admissions application available now.
Summer and Fall 2016 - Admissions application available March 1, 2016.
To Apply for Admission:
- Fill out the application form. All required fields must be entered. There are over 30 questions to be answered.
- Verify your entries on the Review Application page. If they are correct, click the submission button.
Allow 1-2 business days for your application to be processed. During high volume periods processing could take up to 10 business days.
General Admissions Information
Prospective students may apply online with the Online Admissions Application. Your official transcripts for all previous college work must be received during the first semester of attendance. High school transcripts are required only if you have been out of high school for five years or less.
Student Admission Procedures
Students are responsible for providing official documentation of previous high school and college work for evaluation of credit. These documents will become the property of Columbia College and cannot be reproduced or released for any purpose. Submit your application as early as possible. (Education Code Section 76000, 76001 and 76002, Labor Code Section 3077; Board Policy 5010)
Other College or High School Transcripts
Columbia College requires new students to submit official transcripts of coursework completed at other colleges and high schools. Request the institution mail your official transcripts to:
Attention: Admissions & Records
11600 Columbia College Drive
Sonora CA 95370
Columbia College will only accept official transcripts that are received in sealed envelopes/unopened envelopes. Columbia College cannot release copies of other institution's transcripts. The transcript must be obtained from the institution of origin.