Welcome to New Student Placement & Columbia College Chicago!
New Student Placement works with incoming Columbia students to administer the COMPASS Placements, in order to ensure that students are placed in the appropriate level mathematics, reading, and writing courses. Advisors use the results of the COMPASS placements to help each student register for the right courses. For example, the writing placement test may reveal whether a student should enroll in a preparatory English course.
(no appointment necessary)
Fall 2013 Session days and times:
Beginning Monday, September 16, and continuing throughout the fall term, session start times are: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning at 9:30am. No appointment is needed. Students should simply arrive in the Learning Studio, 618 S. Michigan, first floor, with a Photo I.D.
(No appointment necessary)
January 6th-24th, Monday through Friday starting at 9:30AM and starting at 1PM.
Please Note: There will be no placement on Monday, January 20th.
Domestic freshmen and transfer students must take their on-campus placements at least one business day (Monday through Friday) before their orientation date. However, it is strongly recommended that placements are taken earlier because space is limited.
Read more about Preparing for Placement.
Remote Placement for New Students
(Only for new students. All remote COMPASS scheduling must be reserved through Columbia's Learing Studio by calling: 312.369.8130)
October 28th-January 20th
Students that have not completed Remote Compass by January 20th, 2014, may take On-Campus Placement.
Please note these additional, important Remote Placement dates:
The final day for new freshman or transfer students to schedule a remote placement is January 13th.
The final day for new freshman or transfer students to complete a remote placement is January 20th.
Read more about Remote Placement.
Students should carefully read all information by clicking on the relevant links below: