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Admissions & Records

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.

Summer and Fall Registration

Summer Registration Dates:

  • Semester begins: May 2nd, 2016.
  • Priority registration: April 11 - April 19, 2016.
  • Open registration: April 20, 2016.  

Fall Registration Dates:

  • Semester begins: August 29, 2016.
  • Priority registration: May 16 - June 7, 2016.
  • Open registration: June 8, 2016.

Admissions Checklist


- Complete an application (allow a minimum of 1-2 business days for processing).   Residency Requirements.
Official transcripts - Send official, sealed transcripts from all of your prior colleges. If you graduated high school less than 5 years ago, send official, sealed copies of your high school transcripts as well.
Email Setup - Activate your Columbia student email account to receive important information and updates.

Orientation -Complete an Orientation session online. This is a REQUIRED step to acquaint you with important information about the college and how to proceed with planning your education.
Assessment and Advisement - Attend an assessment and advisement session. 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 on the left hand corner of your acceptance email. Please call the Counseling Office at (209) 588-5109 to schedule your session.
Timeline for Student Success - Review the Timeline for Student Success and see which step you are on & where you need to go from here.

Course Registration - Register for semester classes on connectColumbia any time on or after the Priority Registration date and time. For step-by-step instructions see Easy as One, Two, Three.

- 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 Upper Manzanita during business hours.


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:

  • 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