I want to attend Columbia as a Photography student. What should I do?
Contact the Columbia College Admissions Office first at 312-369-7129 or online at www.colum.edu/admissions. You can also contact the Photography Department Academic Coordinator, Jenn Jones for more information.
Do I need to have a portfolio for admission?
We do not require portfolio reviews for admission to the Photography major. If you have previous coursework that pertains to the Major, please see information for Transfer Students.
How do I apply for a Photography Department Scholarship?
Please visit www.colum.edu/scholarships for information on all Scholarships available.
Can I double-major?
In some cases, you will be able to double-major. The degree programs at Columbia College Chicago are rigorous. Attending classes and keeping up with assignments are a full-time occupation. Also, being a "double-major" generally adds a year or a year-and-a-half to the completion of your degree(s). Speak with your College Advisor or Faculty Advisor if you are thinking about a double-major.
What is the difference between my Faculty Advisor and College Advisor?
You are required to see your College Advisor in your first year, located in the College Advising Center. Your College Advisor will assist you with navigating the college, choosing and verifying your major, building your schedule, and understanding your graduation requirements. You are required to see your Faculty Advisor in your second year, located in your major’s Academic Department. Faculty Advisors will help you understand your major requirements and the current trends in your major’s professional industry. In your third year and beyond, you will continue to meet with your Faculty Advisor.
Where can I find my assigned Faculty Advisor and College Advisor?
You can find this information on your Academic Record in OASIS.
Do I need to be “cleared” by a faculty advisor to register each semester?
You must be cleared to register by your Faculty Advisor if you have between 30 and 60 earned credits. Before earning 30 credit hours, you will see your College Advisor. After earning 60 credit hours, you will no longer require clearance to register for courses.
How do I know which courses to take?
You should refer to your Advising Guide (located in OASIS) each semester for your curriculum requirement status.
When can I add or drop courses?
Current semester add, drop, and withdrawal schedules are available on the Records Office site.
How do I get credits transferred into College and the major?
Click here for general transfer credit information:
If you have questions regarding transferring credits into the Photography Major, please contact Jenn Jones, Academic Coordinator.
How do I switch my concentration and/or major?
Make an appointment with your Faculty Advisor to discuss such a change.
How do I minor in Photography?
Review the requirements here.
Contact Jenn Jones, Academic Coordinator more information.
How do I prepare for graduation?