Readmission Policy

Purpose

This policy establishes the process for students seeking to be readmitted to Columbia College.

Scope

This policy applies to students seeking to be readmitted to Columbia College.

Policy

Undergraduate Readmission

Students who have not taken courses with Columbia College in the last three consecutive semesters or longer must apply for readmission. Applicants seeking readmission are classified as students who have completed one or more course at Columbia College with a transcripted GPA, including non-degree students. Applicants seeking readmission will be held to the same priority processing deadlines as all new student applicants, regardless of stage (i.e. full-time, part-time or non-degree seeking). Columbia College reserves the right to review all student materials as part of the readmission process, which includes previous application documents and information. Automatic readmission is not guaranteed.

Official transcripts from each college attended after Columbia College will be required for readmission consideration for Main Campus Day Program readmission. Resubmission of original official transcripts may be required if the absence prior to re-enrollment exceeds five years. Any remaining unsubmitted transcripts or admission documents required during previous Columbia College attendance will be required prior to readmission. (This includes the requirement to provide official transcripts within 90 days of initial enrollment).

Academic and financial status restrictions are checked upon readmission application review. Students with outstanding payments at Columbia College may not be granted admission until financial obligations are resolved. (Students may contact the Enrollment Service Center directly at 573-875-7252 to determine if there is a balance due). Students serving suspension or not in good academic standing may not be granted admission until appeal processes have been completed.

The College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant and to deny and/or rescind admission to any applicant who provides false or misleading information to the College, including conflicting information across multiple applications and/or cumulative application materials.

Online and Nationwide Readmission Criteria

Applicants seeking readmission must complete the admissions procedures and the above guidelines. Previous Columbia College credit may be considered for proof of college readiness. Applicants must have a minimum of six earned credit hours with Columbia College with a grade of C or higher for consideration of readmission.  

Readmission After Suspension 

Students may apply for readmission to Columbia College following a suspension of one semester. Application deadlines will be adhered to regardless of status, including full-time, part-time, or non-degree seeking.

To apply for readmission after a suspension, students must complete the following:

  1. Submit a readmission application. 
  2. Submit all unofficial transcripts to Admissions@CCIS.edu, including colleges attended since leaving Columbia College.
  3. Reconcile any balance owed to Columbia College through the Enrollment Service Center.
  4. Submit any other missing required documents not provided during previous attendance. 
  5. Send a letter of appeal to AdmissionsAppeals@CCIS.edu requesting consideration for readmission. The letter will should include an assessment of lack of previous academic progress, an outline of accomplishments since dismissal, and a specific plan of action for success should readmission be approved.
  6. The letter of appeal and all supporting documentation will be reviewed by College administration, and the admission decision will be final.

Readmission After Dismissal

Students may apply for readmission to Columbia College following an academic dismissal of three years. Application deadlines will be firmly adhered to regardless of status; full-time, part-time or non-degree seeking.

To apply for readmission after dismissal, students must complete the following:

  1. Submit a readmission application. 
  2. Submit all unofficial transcripts to Admissions@CCIS.edu, including colleges attended since leaving Columbia College.
  3. Reconcile any balance owed to Columbia College through the Enrollment Service Center.
  4. Submit any other missing required documents not provided during previous attendance. 
  5. Send a letter of appeal to AdmissionsAppeals@CCIS.edu requesting consideration for readmission. The letter will should include an assessment of lack of previous academic progress, an outline of accomplishments since dismissal, and a specific plan of action for success should readmission be approved.
  6. The letter of appeal and all supporting documentation will be reviewed by College administration, and the admission decision will be final.

Students who have been permanently dismissed from Columbia College are not eligible for readmission.

Graduate Readmission

Students have an overall timeframe of seven years, from the date of admission, to complete their entire graduate program. Catalog policies, procedures, and degree requirements in effect at the time of readmission will govern all decisions regarding subsequent procedures and requirements. 

Students have three consecutive semesters after admission to enroll in courses. If students do not enroll within this timeframe, or if students are absent from a graduate program for three consecutive semesters (or longer), they must submit a new application for readmission. Students must be in good academic and financial standing to be readmitted. Supporting documentation (transcripts, resume, goal statement) is good for the entire seven-year program time limit and does not have to be resubmitted unless:

  • Any of the documentation was missing from the original application file and/or
  • The student has received credit at any other institution since the original date of admission to Columbia College and/or
  • The student is being readmitted under a time extension to the original seven-year program time limit.

Academic and financial status restrictions are checked upon application review. Students with outstanding payments at Columbia College may not be granted admission until financial obligations are resolved. (Students may contact the Enrollment Service Center directly at 573-875-7252 to determine if there is a balance due). Students serving suspension or not in good academic standing may not be granted admission until appeal processes have been completed.

The College reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant and to deny and/or rescind admission to any applicant who provides false or misleading information to the College, including conflicting information across multiple applications and/or cumulative application materials.

Students who have been permanently dismissed from Columbia College are not eligible for readmission.