We're so glad you're back.

At Columbia College Chicago, we welcome our returning students back to campus with open arms. Apply as a returning student if you were previously enrolled at Columbia and interrupted your studies for one full year or longer.

To return to Columbia as a student:

1. Complete Columbia's returning student application.

2. Complete the following required steps.

Submit Your Transcripts

If you attended any college or university since you last enrolled at Columbia, you must submit official transcripts.

How to Submit Transcripts

You can submit transcripts online; in person; or by mail, fax or email. If you submit by email or fax, please include a cover letter with your full name and date of birth.


Mailing Address

Columbia College Chicago Admissions
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605



Meet With a College Advisor

After submitting your application, you must meet with a college advisor in the College Advising Center to discuss changes in graduation requirements, your academic history and course selection.

Your college advisor will discuss the steps necessary to register and provide assistance on using OASIS, our student portal, for course registration. Appointments are required, so plan ahead. You may also need to speak with a faculty member in your major before you can register.