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Columbia College 2012-2013
600 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 369-7130

Know the COLUMBIA Facts
Annual tuition: $20,094/year
Annual room and board: $8,474-15,798
Total Enrollment:
Distance from Moraine in miles: 18 NE
Minimum GPA for admission: Non-competitive; see the section on Admission Information below. Accepts the IAI General Ed. Core? 
Online application:
Application fee: $35
Maximum hours accepted for transfer from community college: 62 Immunization required?
Yes, see information on the Application for Admission
International Students: (312) 369-7130
Number of hours to be considered a transfer student: no minimum Contact: Sherry Anton
Telephone: (312) 369-7098
Baccalaureate Degrees Offered
B.A.-Bachelor of Arts
B.F.A.-Bachelor of Fine Arts
B.M.-Bachelor of Music
For a complete listing of majors offered at COLUMBIA look online at: http://catalog.colum.edu 
Find Important COLUMBIA Information
Admissions Information:
Email: admissions@colum.edu
Financial Aid Information:
Email: sfs@colum.edu                                
Telephone: (312) 369-7140 or (866) 705-0200
FAFSA on the web
Scholarship Information:
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COLUMBIA Admission Information

Instructions and Deadlines for Priority Consideration:

Term of Interest Priority Deadline
Fall Term May 1
Spring Term November 15
Summer Term May 1
  • Transfer applicants must have all previous official college transcripts and final high school
    transcript or GED test results (including scores) sent.

  • One letter of recommendation from an instructor, guidance counselor or other individual
    who is qualified to comment on the applicant's potential to complete college level work
    in an arts and communications curriculum. Additional letters of recommendation are welcome.

  • Complete and return a required essay section on the application for admission along with the
    non-refundable application fee.

Transfer Grade/Course Evaluation

IAI Course Acceptance

  • Columbia terminated participation in the IAI in May 2007. Rest assured that we will still evaluate transcripts course by course and give full transfer credit for IAI courses from other institutions pending the successful completion of the course with a "C" grade or better.  

  • Beginning with students entering Columbia in Spring 2008, transfer courses must be completed with a "C" grade or better. This includes courses listed in various formal articulation agreements as well. 

  • Columbia will consider transfer credit in a major subject from certain discipline-specific accredited institutions.

Maximum Credits Accepted

  • Transfer courses must be completed with a C grade or better and be similar or equivalent in content to those offered by Columbia.

  • Transfer credit from any combination of community college, Advanced Placement, CLEP, military and/or Life Experience is limited to a maximum of 62 credit hours. If a student has attended both a four-year and a two-year college, the maximum number of transfer credit hours accepted is 88.

  • No more than 4 semester hours of Physical Education and no more than 9 semester hours of foreign language will be accepted.

Deadline for Transfer Credit Submission
The acceptance of transfer credit is at the sole discretion of the College. To be accepted, transfer
credit must be received by the Office of Transfer Evaluation before the end of the student's first
semester of attendance at Columbia College. Students wishing transfer credit after matriculation
must submit such credit before the end of the student's next semester at Columbia.

Credit Not Accepted
Developmental, Adult Education, Continuing Education, ESL, Internships, Independent Study, Topics, Workshop, or Seminar courses are not transferable. 

Notable COLUMBIA Graduation Requirements
  • The final 12 credit hours needed for graduation must be taken in residence at Columbia College Chicago.


This Transfer Guide provides information to help Moraine Valley Community College students begin planning for transfer to
 Columbia College. This guide is not a contract or guarantee of transferability. Requirements at the four-year college are
subject to change. To ensure appropriate course completion, or for more information, students should consult with an
academic advisor from Moraine Valley and from Columbia College throughout their enrollment. CCS 3/2/