Transfer Student Orientation
All new students are required to participate in New Student Orientation. This is where you will meet fellow students, learn about campus, get your campus card, and register for classes.
All orientation dates are organized by major to ensure you get a chance to hear from faculty in your department on how to best begin your academic career in your field. It is important you attend your Orientation date on the right day to get a solid start.
Transfer students with 12 or more credits from another accredited institution are considered Transfers. While Columbia accepts AP, CLEP and other types of credit, for this program, you must have earned these credits at another institution by attending and passing classes.
To qualify for this program, we need all of your official transcripts from other institutions as soon as possible. If you have courses currently in progress that would qualify you for this type of orientation, your institution can fax official transcripts to the Office of Degree Evaluation at 312.369.8416.
If you are not transferring in 12 or more college credits, please plan to attend our Freshmen Orientation program.
To RSVP for Orientation, you must have confirmed your attendance by paying your tuition deposit. These payments take up to 48 hours to process; if you have paid your deposit recently, you may not yet be cleared to RSVP.
When you successfully complete your RSVP form, you will receive a confirmation email that verifies you have reserved your spot. If you login again to change any information, please be advised you may forfeit the spot you have reserved.