We are excited for you to join Columbia College’s community of creatives. Please take a moment to let us know if you plan to attend Columbia by selecting the Tell Us Your Decision button below.

Tell us your decision

When you log in with your OASIS ID, you will have the option to CONFIRM your attendance, DEFER until a later semester, DECLINE our offer of admission or tell us you're still thinking. If you choose to confirm, you will be automatically redirected to a payment page to make your $250 deposit. This deposit is necessary in order to sign up for orientation, register for classes and enroll at the college.

Please allow at least two business days for us to process your payment. Graduate students, tell us your decision over here.

What else can you be doing? Here are your next steps.

After you are accepted to Columbia:

Join Columbia’s Facebook community

We’ve created our very own Facebook app as a way for you to meet other admitted students. Visit apps.facebook.com/columbiac to join today.

Submit your FAFSA

The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal and state aid in addition to many of Columbia's scholarships. Be sure to include our federal school code (001665) when you submit your FAFSA. The FAFSA must be completed each year you are enrolled and is available after January 1 for the following academic year. Visit colum.edu/financial-aid for more info.

After you have made your deposit:

Apply for housing

All new freshmen and transfers are expected to live on campus during their first year of study. Housing is offered to students on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out floor plans, photos and apply for housing at colum.edu/residencelife. Please note: A $500 prepayment is due at the time of your housing application.

Access your Columbia email

The college will use Loopmail to send critical information about things like registration, your academic progress, financial aid awards, events on campus and much more. After your deposit has been processed, check out instructions on how to access your Loopmail account at colum.edu/loopmail-info. Please note: Until your first day of classes, continue to check both your personal email and your Loopmail to make sure you are receiving all necessary communications.

Sign up for orientation and register for classes

New undergraduate students register for their first semester of classes online. In order to begin registering for classes, all students must participate in a mandatory orientation session. These sessions take place either on campus or online. For more information about signing up, please visit colum.edu/newstudents.

Learn about meeting the cost of your education

For 2015-16 tuition and fees, to access the Net Price Calculator, and to learn more about financial aid, visit colum.edu/financial-aid. If you want to chat, our Admissions Counselors are here to help! Call us anytime at 312-369-7130. Then, when you are ready to enroll at Columbia, choose a financial plan that meets your needs in order to secure your funding.

Submit your scores/Verify your new student placement

Official AP scores and IB exam results will be considered for college credit. If you did not submit your ACT or SAT scores during the application process, you may choose to submit official results now to be used as a placement tool. All score reports should be requested through the testing agency.

If you choose not to submit your scores, you may need to complete placement testing. For more information, please visit colum.edu/placement.

Submit your final transcripts

If you are currently enrolled in high school or a college or university, you must submit an official copy of your final transcript to Admissions. Late transcripts can complicate registration, financial aid and payment for your first semester.

Transcripts should be sent directly to Admissions:

Columbia College Chicago Admissions
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Provide your immunization records

Illinois law requires that all students born on or after January 1, 1957 who enroll at least part-time (6 credit hours or more) must prove that they have immunity from certain communicable diseases: diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, and mumps. Proof of immunity must be on file at the institution the student is currently attending.

If you do not have a complete immunization record on file by the end of the eighth week of your first semester (not including the Summer semester) a registration hold will be placed on your academic record, and you will not be eligible to register for the following semester. For questions, or to find out where to send your records, click here.