You're eligible for half off per course from NAR Academy

With a certificate or degree from NAR Academy at Columbia College, REALTORS® are further empowered with the knowledge and skill sets needed to succeed in highly competitive real estate management environments.

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Offer valid for the Spring 2021 Semester only. There is a limit of two eligible courses per session for scholarships. All NAR members are eligible for this offer.


Expand your knowledge. Grow your potential.

NAR Academy arms REALTORS® and brokers with the cutting-edge market insights and real-world skills and expertise necessary to become community and industry leaders.

Your experience counts toward your degree

Get credit for your current, state-issued real estate agent or broker’s license, CLEP tests, courses you’ve completed at other regionally accredited colleges and military training—saving you time and money on your degree.

Save thousands on tuition

As a NAR member, you’ll receive an exclusive half-off scholarship for each eligible course. No additional scholarship application is necessary. Simply complete our online application at no cost and indicate you are a NAR member! This scholarship is provided by The Center for Specialized REALTOR® Education, a wholly owned subsidiary of NAR.


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Admission made simple

Applying should be the easiest part of college. Just follow these steps.

  1. Apply & authenticate

    Complete the free online application and verify your identity.

  2. Provide proof of high school completion

    Contact your Enrollment Counselor for more information.

  3. Get help paying for college

    Leverage scholarship opportunities or find out if you're eligible for financial aid.


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Apply for admission to take the first step toward earning an accredited degree or certificate.

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Transfer what you already know

We recognize that you've learned plenty in your career as a REALTOR®.

Apply what you already know toward a degree or certificate. We award three academic credit hours for your current, state-issued real estate agent or broker’s license.

Additionally, you can receive credit for CLEP tests, courses you’ve completed at other regionally accredited colleges, and military training. This saves you time and money on your degree.

We’ll provide an unofficial review of your transcripts before you apply.

We offer eight-week classes that start six times a year, providing a flexible path to your degree or certificate. Classes are offered online or in seat at more than 30 locations nationwide.

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Federal aid

The federal government provides money for college . You may apply for Pell Grants, which are awarded based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Or, apply for low-interest federal loans.

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Private aid

Employers, organizations and businesses offer scholarships to pay for college. These do not have to be repaid. Search our Scholarship Finder to determine what may be available in your area.

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Columbia College offers Truition®, which means you pay no fees and books are provided at no cost. No fees. No book costs. No surprises.