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Crystal Lake course schedule
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Next session begins: October 23

Class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year.

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Find out how six sessions could affect your financial aid eligibility and the way you register for classes.

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In-seat undergraduate price per credit hour

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Admissions checklist

  • Step 1:

    Complete the application and arrange for your high school or college transcripts (if applicable) to be sent to the Office of the Registrar at 1001 Rogers St., Columbia, MO 65216.

  • Step 2:

    Authenticate your identity in the campus office or online with your webcam.

  • Step 3:

    Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with school code 002456.

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What's going on in the CC community?

  • Crystal Lake CC 360 Fall Edition

    Crystal Lake alumna shares story of perseverance  By Megan Holt, enrollment advisor, Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake On Sunday, July 2, Columbia College’s mascot, Scooter the Cougar, led a procession of Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake staff members, students, and alumni in a 1.8-mile Crystal Lake Independence Day Parade. One alumna and parade participant, Kathy…

  • Crystal Lake CC 360 May Edition

    Congratulations, scholarship winners! By Debra Hartman, director, Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake We here at Columbia College of Missouri-Crystal Lake would like to congratulate this year’s three winners of the Ignacio Arias Memorial Scholarship: Yvette Arriaga, Maria Avila and Janelle Dunivan! The Ignacio Arias Memorial Scholarship was established in January 2002, in memory of Ignacio…

  • A message from Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple

    Information concerning a new presidential executive order

Contact us

Address: 446 N. Rte. 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60012

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Phone: (815) 477-5440
Fax: (815) 477-5449

Office hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Early and late appointments available on request.

Student services

  • Career services

    The staff at the Grossnickle Career Services Center can help you make the most of your degree and career. They'll help you write a great resumé, perfect your interview skills and find a job. These services are free for life.

  • Local advising

    Whether you're starting a degree for the first time or transferring from another institution, your academic advisor will help you map out your degree courses to get you to graduation as efficiently as possible.

  • Military services

    The expert staff in the Ousley Family Veterans Service Center can help you access and manage your GI Bill benefits, and connect you with a range of support services to help you succeed at Columbia College.


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