Transfer Planning Tools

Transfer Plans — Your Path to a Degree

Transfer Plans outline a path to completing a degree in your chosen program. These transfer plans are based on a student who has earned sixty transferrable credits and completed the Core Curriculum.

Review transfer plans


Transfer from Any Regionally Accredited College to Columbia

Columbia accepts transfer credits from a wide variety of colleges and universities. Our transfer specialists strive to make the process as easy as possible, and we welcome a conversation about how your credits might already represent progress toward a Columbia degree. The process begins with an unofficial credit evaluation through


Just create a free account and enter your courses. After you enter your courses, please be sure to select "Request Information" from Columbia College Chicago and check the "Advising" box in the pop-up menu.

Transfer Guides — Transfer from a Partner School to Columbia

Crafted with our partner institutions, Transfer Guides are four-year plans that demonstrate a pathway from a community college program to a corresponding Columbia program.

Transfer opportunities are not limited to the schools listed here. If your school or program is not on the list, contact us at to discuss your options with a transfer specialist.

Below, download a Transfer Guide for your school and program.

More Planning Tools

  • Unofficial Transcript Evaluation

    Upload your transcripts from all institutions previously attended, and we’ll send you an unofficial transcript evaluation. It’s as easy as uploading your documents and filling out a short form.

    Get your unofficial transcript evaluation

  • Transferology

    Use Transferology to learn how your courses will transfer to Columbia. Simply enter in your coursework, exams and/or military learning experiences, and then discover how Columbia will award your experiences with credit upon transfer.

    Visit Transferology now

    What if my school or course is not listed as equivalent on Transferology?

    Columbia builds new course equivalencies with more institutions every day, and we regularly update equivalencies in Transferology. Columbia may still accept credit even if you don’t see your school or coursework listed as equivalent on Transferology. Please contact a degree evaluator for more information.

    Last names A–K contact:
    Michael Kilinski

    Last names L–Z contact:
    Cory Byrd

  • Transfer Policy and Credit Evaluation

    Columbia has a generous transfer credit policy, which is posted in our course catalog. Students who transfer to Columbia can determine how the courses they have taken will fulfill either Columbia's Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements or, in some cases, courses in their chosen major.

    The school you transfer from must be regionally accredited. In some cases, we may consider credit from an institution with national accreditation.

    This chart shows the conversion of quarter hours to semester credits:


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    If you have a question about your evaluation or what will transfer to Columbia, contact a degree evaluator in the Office of the Registrar:

    Last names A–K contact:
    Michael Kilinski

    Last names L–Z contact:
    Cory Byrd