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Graduate Registration - Spring 2014

Graduate Registration - Spring 2014


Registration for continuing graduate students will open on Monday, November 4 and remain open until 11:59 pm (CST) Saturday, February 1, 2014. More details about graduate registration can be found on our Graduate Admissions pages.

If you have any questions about Graduate Advising and Registration, please contact the Graduate Office at (312) 369-7260 or via email at gradsch@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 Fall 2013 balance. To determine if you have a SFS 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:

  • Contact clientservices@colum.edu This e-mail will be answered during working hours and on weekends.
  • Phone (312) 369-7001 during weekday working hours. Client Services hours are 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • 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.  

Returning/Interrupt Students/Leave of Absence/Resuming Students (students who attended Columbia College previously but did not enroll in the 2012-2013 academic year) must 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) may register as early as November 4; however, registration details must be arranged directly with the Educational Studies Department at (312) 369-8147.

January Session (J-Session)

J-Session is a three week session, which is part of the Spring semester. It will take place from January 6 to January 25. This session is open to continuing students only. J-Session is designed to offer concentrated learning experiences not usually available in the regular semester. J-Session classes are identified as such in the Spring Class Schedule. It is not required that you register for or attend J-Session classes.

Adding/Dropping Classes:

Classes can be added, or sections changed, until 11:59 pm (CST), Saturday, February 1, 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.

J-Session Classes can be added until the day before the class meets.The drop deadline is the end of the first meeting day of the class. The withdrawal deadline is the day after the first class meeting.

Regular Spring Schedule

Please click on Tuition and Fees and scroll down to review the tuition refund schedule.

Classes dropped by the end of the second week of the semester (February 8) are removed from the student's record.

Students should consult with their Academic and Student Financial Services advisors 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 Sunday of the third week through Saturday of the eighth week (February 2 - March 22).

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

A letter may also be faxed to (312) 369-8073. The post mark date of a letter or the transmission date of a fax will determine the applicable date for the refund schedule. All letters and faxes MUST be signed by the student.

Spring 2014 Calendar:

Please click on Important Dates for Spring semester dates and deadlines.

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, please contact Student Financial Services at their toll-free Help Line 1-866-705-0200 or click on Customer Service Resources.

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 2013-2014 FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. The timeliness of your FAFSA completion may affect your financial aid eligibility.

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.