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What is Oasis?

OASIS is Columbia College Chicago's comprehensive student administrative system. OASIS is an acronym standing for Online Administrative Student Information System. Here are some brief notes on its features:

Registration on the web

OASIS allows students to register for classes and pay tuition and fees on the web.

Faculty advising

OASIS allows faculty members to focus on the work of guiding students through their programs of study. These advisement sessions occur prior to the actual registration period. Degree audit: Using the information found on the student's program enrollment record, the degree audit allows the student and his or her advisor to see how completed coursework applies toward his or her degree program. The student will be able to process an online "what-if?" to see how a change in major would affect his or her timeline for graduation.

Learning Management System (LMS)

The LMS is a set of collaborative tools that is used by both faculty and students. This tool allows faculty to share syllabi, handouts, and require readings, on-line track student's attendance and grades and administer online quizzes or tests. The testing component allows the faculty to use their own test banks to create tests, and the test bank can be rolled over to the next term. This module will also allow the faculty to use any of these features for any class section that they are teaching. The students, in turn, can view syllabi, handout schedules, and required readings, and take tests online for any course for which the faculty use this tool.

To learn more about the OASIS LMS Features and how to use them, choose from the pop-up menu below:


Student Financial Services

This component consists of the financial aid module and the student billing module. The financial aid module has features such as document tracking, automatic packaging, and award letter generation. The billing module allows for the SFS staff to produce statements over an academic year or a bill by term. The system will allow the students to check their status pf Financial Aid and charge directly on line via the web/portal.


The admission module allows the Admissions offices to enter applications and track the process of these applicants through the formal admit stage. This module will be used for both graduate and undergraduate applicants. The module has features for tracking documents, letter production, and elements for all the student data that Columbia wishes to maintain before admission to the College.

How do you start OASIS?

To access the OASIS portal, go to: http://oasis.colum.edu
Your OASIS username and password information is provided by the IT department. If you do not have a login, you have forgotten your OASIS login information, or your username and login are not working properly, please call Client Services at (312) 369-7001 or email them at clientservices@colum.edu.

If you need to speak with a real person about Oasis or to report any trouble: