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Admissions and Records FAQs for Campus Closure

Due to the campus closure, Admissions and Records will be serving students remotely until further notice.  Please email our team at for assistance.  If you are a current student, you must email us from your student email account for service.

Summer 2021 Registration

  • Semester begins: May 3, 2021
  • Priority registration: March 22, 2021
  • Open registration: April 19, 2021

Fall 2021 Registration

  • Semester begins: August 23, 2021
  • Priority registration: May 17, 2021
  • Open registration: June 14, 2021

New Students Start Here

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How to apply

 New Student Check List

Application - Complete an application (allow a minimum of 1-2 business days for processing).   Residency Requirements.
Financial Aid - Apply for federal and state aid.  Approximately 80% of Columbia students are eligible!
Advisement and Placement  - Attend an advisement session with a Counselor and complete course placement in this session. Please call the Counseling Desk at (209) 588-5109 to schedule your session.
Email Setup - After you receive your welcome letter, activate your Columbia student email account to receive important information and updates.
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.
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.
Registration Information-Register for classes on connectColumbia any time on or after your Priority Registration date and time.


Fee Information- Fees are due at the time you register.
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