We are so excited you have selected Columbia College Chicago and we want to help you as you navigate our campus, processes, and requirements. The transition to a new school can be challenging, and we are here to help. We look forward to meeting you at orientation and following up with you during your first semester at Columbia.
Admissions - If you have not applied to Columbia or you have not officially been accepted to the College, please visit our Undergraduate Admissions office. The Admissions office can help you understand the application process and determine if Columbia is the right fit for you, check out Undergraduate Admissions.
Orientation & Registration: If you have applied to the College, been accepted and plan to enroll – your next step is orientation & registration. If you have not attended Orientation yet, or made plans to attend an orientation session, click here and learn all about our office of New Student Programs and your next steps.
Registration Steps: We recommend your follow these simple steps to help you as your prepare for orientation and registration experience. These steps will assist you as you develop your first semester plans and mock schedules for registration.
Preview our Orientation Advising & Registration booklet.
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Group Advising for New Students: All new students are expected to meet with the College Advising Center during their first semester here. Many students will fulfill this expectation by attending a group advising session. Our Group Advising Sessions are an excellent way to learn about advising resources at Columbia, to develop plans for graduation, discuss registration steps for your next semester, and review our degree requirements. Plan to attend a group advising session in October 2013 – we look forward to meeting with you!