The FAQs below provide more information about the Columbia College Chicago and Illinois Tech Exchange Program.
Where are these schools located and what are their overall missions?
Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, has a main campus south of Columbia in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood with other campus locations in the Loop, Wheaton, Ill., and Bedford, Ill. The school’s mission is “to provide distinctive and relevant education in an environment of scientific, technological, and professional knowledge creation and innovation.” It was founded based “to lift up people from all backgrounds with education that would help them meet the needs of the age.”
Columbia College Chicago is located in the South Loop. You can learn more about Columbia here.
What courses at Illinois Tech will be available to Columbia students?
Eligible Columbia students can take select courses in business, computer science, information technology, and more. A complete list of courses is available here.
What Columbia students are eligible for this program?
Current Columbia students majoring in Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) or Interactive Arts and Media (IAM) may apply for the Course Exchange Program. Additionally, Columbia and Illinois Tech students must be in good academic standing with their “home institutions” and free from any financial and disciplinary holds. Students must also submit an application to participate to the program and receive permission from their home school to participate. Participants will need to submit a new application each term they hope to take classes.
When will the program begin and when are applications due?
In order to have better course availability, Illinois Tech students should apply to Columbia by November 30 and before the application closes on January 17. Columbia students have until January 9 to apply to Illinois Tech.
How do I apply?
Is there a maximum of credits Columbia students can take?
Course Exchange Students from Columbia may take a maximum of nine credit hours per term/semester from Illinois Tech’s list of eligible courses. Illinois Tech students can take a maximum of six credit hours.
How much will Illinois Tech courses cost Columbia students?
All participants are charged the established Columbia tuition and fees.
What services at Illinois Tech will be available to Columbia Course Exchange students?
Columbia students will have access to Illinois Tech’s student support services, including, academic advising, library and learning support, services for students with disabilities, student resources, student activities, and computer labs. Students may be invited to participate in lectures, cultural events, and other opportunities at Illinois Tech as well.
Where will Illinois Tech courses take place?
Course Exchange Students from Columbia can take courses at the following:
- Illinois Tech’s main campus
- Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois
- Illinois Tech’s online platforms
Stay tuned for more information about this program.