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How to Apply for Admissions

How to Apply for Admissions

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.

Admissions applications are available for
Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 semesters.

To Apply for Admission:
  1. Fill out the application form. All required fields must be entered. There are over 30 questions to be answered.
  2. Verify your entries on the Review Application page. If they are correct, click the submission button.
  3. Allow 1-2 business days for your application to be processed. During high volume periods processing could take up to 10 business days.


Click the Apply button to enter an Admissions Application

General Admissions Information

Prospective students may apply online with the Online Admissions Application. Please review the Admissions Checklist for registration information.

Official Transcripts from Other Colleges, College Board AP Scores or High Schools

Columbia College requires new students to submit official transcripts of coursework completed at other colleges, College Board AP Scores and high schools. These official documents must be received 10 days prior to registration. High school transcripts are required only if you have been out of high school for five years or less. Request the institution mail your official transcripts to:

Columbia College
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. These documents will become the property of Columbia College and cannot be reproduced or released for any purpose. (Education Code Section 76000, 76001 and 76002, Labor Code Section 3077; Board Policy 5010)

Please contact the Admissions and Records Office if you have any questions, (209) 588‐5231.

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