Second Bachelor's

Pursue your creative passion.

Apply as a second bachelor’s student if you’ve completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university and are interested in earning another bachelor’s degree. Please note that a Bachelor of Arts (BA) is the only degree option available for a second bachelor's student. 

If you're applying for Spring 2019, our deadline is December 14, 2018. And if you're applying for Fall 2019, our priority deadline is January 15, 2019.

Follow these steps to apply.

1. Complete your application for 2019 admission.

Are you an international student? Follow the same steps listed here, and review this page for additional requirements.

2. Submit your transcripts.

All second bachelor's degree applicants are required to submit their official college transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions office.

Ask your institution(s) to send official transcripts to Columbia College Chicago Admissions at 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605. All transcripts received by mail or in person must be in the original sealed envelope from the school.

We also accept transcripts—when sent directly from the institution—via email to or via fax to 312-369-8024.

3. Submit application fee.

The application fee for students (nonrefundable) is $50.