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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 happening at Columbia College?

  • A message from Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple

    Information concerning a new presidential executive order

  • We are Columbia College!

    The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee strives to keep Columbia College a welcoming place for all

  • Lake County CC 360 January Edition

    Welcome, new instructors! The Lake County location has a great reputation for hiring high-quality instructors who have a passion for teaching and sharing their knowledge and experiences with students. In January, the location welcomes Ms. Renea Amen and Mr. Doug Wiley to the teaching team. ā€œIā€™m anxious for Renea and Doug to begin teaching for…

Contact us

Address: 1225 Tri-State Parkway, Suite 560
Gurnee, IL 60031

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Phone: (847) 336-6333
Fax: (847) 336-6466

Office hours:

Mon - Thur 9 am - 6:30 pm

Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Navy BLDG #617 Office Hours: (Lifelong Learning Center-2nd Deck) Mon, Tues, & Weds: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. Thurs - 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. Fri - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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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