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. 

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 the following required items.


All second bachelor's applicants are required to submit their official college transcript to the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

How to Submit Transcripts

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 admissions@colum.edu or via fax to 312-369-8024.

Application Fee

Application fee for students (nonrefundable): $50 

You must submit payment in order to complete the online application.

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