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Contact us at or by phone at (800) 231-2391 ext. 7352 with any questions you might have about the event.

Students have the option to schedule an individual registration appointment with their enrollment counselor. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Registration Days for fall semester

You're one step closer to finding your future at Columbia College! All newly admitted students coming to our traditional campus are required to attend a Registration Day to register for classes for the upcoming fall semester. During the event, you will select your courses, get your photo taken for your student ID and learn more about campus resources. You will also meet other new students and speak one-on-one with a financial aid staff member.

Classes begin on Monday, August 31, 2020. If you want to register for classes for Spring, please find registration information at Spring Registration Event.

To RSVP, select an event date below.

Upcoming event dates:

Before the event

A week before your Registration Day, please complete the Pre-Advising Form. This form provides our Academic Advisors with information to build your class schedule, which you will review during the event. To best advise you and prepare your course schedule, we need the following prior to the event:

  • Updated high school transcripts
  • Any dual credit coursework transcripts
  • Your most recent ACT/SAT scores

If you are a transfer student with 24+ college credits, or you graduated before 2018, we only require college transcripts.

Transfer nursing students and students who completed 4+ semesters of foreign language must also provide high school transcripts. If you have any questions about this form, contact your enrollment counselor at (573) 875-7352.


Free parking will be available. The closest parking is located along Rangeline Street and the corner of 10th and Rogers Street. For more information, view the campus map or driving directions.

GPS Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65201

Arrival and departure

Check-in opens at 9 a.m. in Atkins-Holman Student Commons 1st floor, with the program starting at 9:35 a.m. Upon arrival, you will receive a schedule for the day and an informational packet. Please plan to stay for the duration of the event which is expected to end around 3 p.m.

What to bring

  • Government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Required immunization records (needed by second session)
  • $200 deposit (cash, check and card accepted)
  • Updated transcripts, dual-credit or other documents for advising
  • Current health insurance card
  • Housing contract

Event schedule

During the morning check-in, students will finalize housing contracts, submit their $200 deposit* and confirm their major. Students and guests will hear from campus officials about student affairs, residential life, campus procedures and student success. Students and their guests will meet one-on-one with financial aid staff to discuss tuition and payments. Partial payments for the fall semester also can be made during the event or a payment plan can be arranged.** Students will meet one-on-one with a faculty advisor to select classes for the upcoming semester. Students will complete all necessary paperwork and get their photo taken for their student ID. Admissions staff and student ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions about life at CC.

* Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

** All students will be required to make a first tuition payment or have a payment plan established by July 31.


Complimentary breakfast and refreshments will be provided for all students and their guests. If you have any dietary needs or restrictions, please notify the Admissions Office at (573) 875-7352.

Overnight accommodations

Overnight accommodations are plentiful in the Columbia area. For more information on hotels and motels, visit the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau website at or call (800) 652-0987.


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