Explore your creative passion
Whether you want to enhance your skills, pursue personal interests, explore new disciplines before committing to a full degree program, or take coursework not offered at your current college or university, we are thrilled you're interested in Columbia College Chicago! Columbia is a creative liberal arts college focused on rigorous academics and hands-on, team-based learning. Located in one of the most vibrant and forward-thinking cities in the world, we are committed to an inclusive community that will inspire you to hone your talents and shape the world around you.
If you are 18 or older and not seeking a college degree from Columbia, you're considered a student-at-large. To apply as a student-at-large, submit the following items in addition to the application.
If you're interested in taking graduate-level courses as a student-at-large, please contact Graduate Admissions at 312.369.7260.