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Graduate Registration Fall 2014

Graduate Registration Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Registration Information for Graduate Students

Registration for continuing graduate students will open on Monday, April 7.  The Fall semester begins on Tuesday, September 2. The registration  program will remain active until 11:59 pm (CST) Monday, September 8, 2014 for late registration and class changes.

More details can be found on the Graduate Admissions pages. If you have any questions about  advising and registration, please contact the Graduate Office at (312) 369-7260 or via email at gradstudy@colum.edu.

Graduate Registration Steps:

Meet with your departmental faculty advisor and receive registration clearance and any necessary course authorizations.
Access the OASIS portal and register for your classes. If necessary, resolve any immunization, financial or other holds with the appropriate office.

Registration notes:

Student Financial Services (SFS) will place registration holds on all student accounts that are not current on their Spring 2014 balance. To find out if you have a Student Financial Services hold, login to OASIS, go to Students - Student Profile - Holds.  If you have questions regarding your account balance or pending financial aid, contact SFS at their toll-free Help Line (1-866) 705-0200.

You can register from your home computer or any computer with internet access. If you do not have access to a computer, you may register on campus using any of the open labs located at 1104 S. Wabash, Mezzanine, 618 S Michigan, Lower Level, or 33 E Congress, 5th floor. You can also check the availability of labs within your department.   

OASIS technical support is available in the following ways:

  1. Contact clientsupport@colum.edu This e-mail will be answered during working hours and on weekends.
  2. Phone (312) 369-7001 during weekday working hours. Client Support hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  
  3. Please contact Client Services for technical support only. Client Services cannot assist with academic or registration questions. Please contact your academic department for advising or registration issues.  

Orientation/Registration for New Graduate Students

Fall 2014 registration for new graduate students will open on Orientation Day in August.  At that event, new graduate students will either be registered or receive instructions about how to register from their departments.

Details about Orientation can be found on your Columbia College VIP site. If you need a login and password, or if you've forgotten yours, please select the password retrieval link on the login page.  

Returning/Interrupt Students/Leave of Absence/Resuming Students (students who attended Columbia College previously but did not enroll in the 2012-2013 academic year).

Contact the Graduate Office for information and permission about resuming.   (This is usually required at least six weeks before the start of the term.)

Graduate Students-at-large in Educational Studies (those not seeking a degree):

Graduate Students-at-large (those not seeking a degree) may register on "date will be announced" . However, registration details must be arranged directly with the Educational Studies Department at (312) 369-8147.

Adding/Dropping Classes :

Classes can be added, or sections changed, until 11:59 pm (CST), Monday, September 8, 2014.

It is the student's responsibility to obtain any necessary approvals or clearances. Written or verbal approval from an instructor does not constitute permission to register in a class.

You must be officially registered for a class in order to attend that class.

Dropping a class or classes:

Please click on Tuition  to review Columbia College's tuition refund schedule.
Classes dropped by the end of the second week of the semester (September 15) are removed from the student's record.

Students should consult with their program and Student Financial Services advisors before dropping a class. International students should consult with Gigi Posejpal, Director of International Student Affairs, before dropping a class.

Non-attendance is not considered official withdrawal. Students who register and do not attend class, and do not drop or withdraw, risk failing grades and tuition charges.

A grade of "W" (Withdrawal) will be recorded for all classes dropped Tuesday of the third week through Monday of the ninth week (September 16 - October 27).

Withdrawal from a class can affect a student's academic standing.

Withdrawals can be completed on-line. Simply sign on to OASIS and go to the Register for Classes screen.

Students who are unable to drop or withdraw from classes on-line, may do so in person in the Records Office, 600 S. Michigan, room 600, or by sending a letter to :

    Columbia College Chicago
    600 S. Michigan
    Chicago, IL 60605-1996

A letter may also be faxed to (312) 369-8073 or an e-mail sent through the Columbia e-mail account to records@colum.edu E-mails from personal accounts will not be accepted. The post mark date of a letter or the transmission date of a fax w ill determine the applicable date for the refund schedule. All letters and faxes MUST be signed by the student.

               Fall 2013 Calendar

Tuesday, September 2

Fall classes begin

Monday, September 8

Last day to add classes or change class sections

Monday, September 15

Last day to add internships and Independent Projects/Directed Studies

Monday, September 15

Last day to drop classes

Monday, October 27

Last day to withdraw from classes

Thursday- Saturday, November 27 - 29

Thanksgiving Holiday

Saturday, December 13

Semester ends

Tuition and Fees:

Please click on Tuition and Fees for tuition and fee information.

Payment Options:

Please click on Payment to review payment options. If you have questions regarding the tuition and fees or payment options, contact Student Financial Services at their toll-free Help Line (866) 705-0200 or click on Resources for Students.

Financial Aid:

Students must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file with Student Financial Services in order to be considered for federal financial aid. If you have not completed your 2014-2015 FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. The timeliness of your FAFSA completion may affect your financial aid eligibility. Please contact Student Financial Services at their toll-free Help Line (866) 705-0200 or click on Resources for Students.

Academic Information, Graduate Policies and Commencement:

The Graduate Student Support website has links to commencement, graduation forms and diplomas. There is also a link to the Graduate Policies and Procedures document which will answer questions regarding transferring credit, grading, requesting a leave of absence or any other issues. Many departments also have their own student manual or handbook that explains department policies. Check with your department advisor for specific academic/curricular questions.

Please contact the Graduate Office at (312) 369-7260, gradsch@colum.edu with any questions.