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Undergraduate Registration Fall 2014

Undergraduate Registration Fall 2014

Fall 2014 Registration Information

Registration for continuing degree-seeking students begins on Monday, April 7. E-mails will be sent out in February with further information. Check your Columbia  e-mail or go to "Register for Classes" on OASIS for your date and time to register. 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.

Continuing degree-seeking students:

Registration time slots are assigned based on the number of cumulative credit hours including earned and in progress (IP) credit hours for the Spring semester. All time slots will remain open until 11:59 pm (CST) Monday, September 8, 2014.

Registration notes:

Your e-mail letter will indicate if you must see a faculty advisor before you are allowed to register. Contact your major department for more specific information.

Course authorizations, if needed, must be obtained from appropriate faculty or academic departments.

College advisors in the College Advising Center can assist in planning your class schedule. Call (312) 369-7645 for an appointment or make an appointment on-line on OASIS. On the OASIS Student Home Page, select the Make Appointments tab.

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 clientservices@colum.edu This e-mail will be answered during working hours and on weekends.
  2. Phone (312) 369-7001 during weekday working hours. Client Services 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 college advisor or academic department for advising or registration issues.  

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

Returning/Interrupt Students (students who attended Columbia College previously but did not enroll in the 2013 -2014 academic year must complete a re-enrollment form on the Admissions website.  

Students-at-large (those not seeking a degree):
Students-at-large register beginning August 11.

New Freshmen and new Transfer students:

New students must fill out an application for admission and have received a letter of acceptance prior to registration. Applications are available on-line on the Admissions website. If you have not submitted all necessary documents to complete your file (transcripts, letter of recommendation, essay, etc.), please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (312) 369-7130. New students must attend New Undergraduate Student Orientation and will register for classes during orientation.


Orientation/registration is how we welcome you to the unique and diverse Columbia College Chicago community. It is an experience that helps you discover academic degree requirements; meet faculty, advisors, and staff; hear from advanced students; and register for your classes!

Orientation is required for all new students. For further Orientation information, contact the Office of New Student Programs at (312) 369-8675.

New Student Placement    

Placement is required for all first time Freshmen and Transfer students (with no credit accepted by Columbia) in college level English Composition and college level mathematics, unless you have submitted your ACT scores to Columbia. ACT scores can be used in place of New Student Placement Exams. Students are required to confirm receipt of their ACT scores with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. All new students are required to click on the placement link and read the information on that page.

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 by 11:59 pm (CST) Monday, September 8th in order to attend that class. 

Dropping a class or classes:

Please click on Tuition Refund Schedule and scroll down to review Columbia College's tuition refund schedule.

Classes can only be dropped until 11:59 pm (CST) Monday, September 15. Classes dropped during this period CANNOT be added back onto your schedule if the class becomes full. If you attempt to "Swap" classes, you may lose the dropped class and not be able to re-add the class, or any other class in it's place.     

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 College 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:
      Registrar                                                                                                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 will determine the applicable date for the refund schedule. All letters and faxes MUST be signed by the student.

                                   Fall 2014 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

Friday, September 26

Last day to declare Pass/Fail

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 2014-2015 Tuition and Fees   

Payment Options:

Please click on Ways to Make a 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 (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 2014-2014 FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete it. 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.

Graduating Seniors:

All students who expect to graduate in the 2014-2015 academic year must apply for graduation as soon as possible. You can apply for graduation on-line on OASIS. Go to the Students tab, and select the Graduation Application link, under Online Forms. Contact the the Degree Evaluation Office, 623 S. Wabash, Suite 318 for additional information.