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Undergraduate Registration - Spring 2014

Undergraduate Registration - Spring 2014


Registration for continuing degree-seeking students will begin on Monday, November 4. Check your student e-mail or go to "Register for Classes" on OASIS for your date and time to register. The registration program will remain active until 11:59 pm (CST) Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Continuing degree-seeking students:

Registration time slots are assigned based on the number of cumulative credit hours earned, including in progress (IP) credit hours for the Fall semester. All time slots will remain open until 11:59 pm (CST) Saturday, February 1, 2014.

January Session (J-Session)

J-Session is a three week session, which is part of the Spring semester. It  takes 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.

Registration notes:

Your registration e-mail 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.

It is not necessary to come to campus to register. 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.  

Returning/Interrupt Students (students who attended Columbia College previously but did not enroll in the 2012-2013 academic year are required to complete a Re-enrollment form .

Student Financial Services (SFS) will place registration holds on all student accounts that were not current on their Fall  2013 balance. In order to have your hold removed, your balance must be current. To find out if you have a financial 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.

Students-at-large (those not seeking a degree):

Students-at-large register after new student orientation in January. Registration for students-at-large will begin on January 17.

New and Transfer Students:

New students must fill out an application for admission and have received a letter of acceptance prior to registration. Applications are available online. 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 and Orientation

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 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 Session

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 by 11:59 pm (CST) Saturday, February 1 in order to attend that class.

Dropping a class or classes:

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

Classes can only be dropped until 11:59 pm, (CST) Saturday, February 8. Classes dropped during this period CANNOT be added back onto your schedule. If you attempt to "Swap" classes, you will 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 (February 8) are removed from the student's record.

Students should consult with their college 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 or an e-mail sent throught the Columbia e-mail account. 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.

Spring 2014 Calendar:

Please click on Important Dates for Spring 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 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 1-866-705-0200 or click on Customer Service Resources to review your financial aid or loan options.

Graduating Seniors:

All students who intend to graduate in the 2013-2014, or the 2014-2015 academic years 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.