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Admissions and Records FAQs

Our office is open to serve students in person Monday -Thursday 10AM - 2PM beginning May 3rd.  During other hours, 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

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Application - Complete an application (allow a minimum of 1-2 business days for processing).   Residency Requirements.
Email Setup - After you receive your welcome letter, activate your Columbia student email account to receive important information and updates.
Advisement - Counselors are available to help you select classes for your first semester, make decisions about a certificate or major, and stay on track in reaching your educational goals -- check in for advising at least once a semester to review certificate, degree, or transfer preparation requirements.
Placement into Math/English  - Columbia College places all incoming students into college level math and English. Please carefully review math, English, and support course options as they relate to your educational goal. If you have Advanced Placement scores from high school or have already completed college-level Math or English coursework, please meet with a counselor to determine the best placement for you. Call (209) 588-5109 to schedule.
Financial Aid - Apply for federal and state aid.  Approximately 80% of Columbia students are eligible!
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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