Information for Admitted Students

You Made It!

Congratulations! We're thrilled to welcome you to the Columbia College family. Now that you have been admitted, there’s only a few more steps to get you closer to that degree you want. 

The first step? Create your student account. 

  • Go to myPortal.ccis.edu, which is your hub for all academic, financial aid and student records. 
  • Click “First time users: Activate your account.” 
  • Enter your Columbia College student ID and fill in your information to activate your account. 
  • Review eConsent. Agreeing allows you to do business with Columbia College electronically. 

The next steps depend on whether you are admitted to our Residential Campus in Columbia, MO; online or at any of our nationwide campus; or if you are an international student.

Expand the option relevant to you below to view your next steps.

Step 2: Verify Your Identity

Submit two photos to Admissions@CCIS.edu:

  • Photo of your government-issued photo ID.
  • Self-image photo of you holding your goverment-issued photo ID next to your face.

Step 3: Submit Your FAFSA

Many students qualify for Federal Financial Aid to offset out-of-pocket college costs. The first step to receiving aid is submitting the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) at StudentAid.gov using Columbia College's school code: 002456.

Step 4: Plan Your Semester 

Save your spot at a Quest Day.During Quest Day, you will meet with academic advisors, enroll in classes, and finalize any remaining details for your first semester.

Step 5: Finalize Details In myPortal

  1. Pay your deposit to secure your spot at Columbia College. The deposit will be applied to your first tuition payment.
  2. Complete the housing process:
    • Submit your housing contract
    • Create a roommate profile
    • Select a roommate
    • Choose your residential hall and room style
  3. Submit health records
    • Upload a digital copy of your immunization records from your medical provider or previous school
    • Waive or accept CC health insurance

Step 2: Submit Your FAFSA

Many students qualify for Federal Financial Aid to offset out-of-pocket college costs. The first step to receiving aid is submitting the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) at StudentAid.gov using Columbia College's school code: 002456.

Step 3: Register For Classes 

Schedule an appointment with your academic advisors to create a plan for your academic goals and register for classes online through your student account. 

Step 4: Finalize The Details

Send all official transcripts and test scores to Columbia College:

1001 Rogers St.
Columbia, MO 65216

After being admitted to Columbia College, international students will need to go through additional immigration process in order to start your education journey at Columbia College. Our International Student Services is here to help you, every step of the way.

Additional Information

Send Your Transcript

Admitted students must provide official transcripts from high school or previous colleges.

Authenticate Your Identity

Before you can enroll, you will need to authenticate your identity.

Register For Classes

Our registration process is clear and streamlined, because your focus should be on what truly matters: your future.

because a future built by you is a future built for you.

Too many people have been made to feel that higher education isn’t a place for them— that it is someone else’s dream. But we change all that. With individualized attention and ongoing support, we help you write a new story for the future where you play the starring role.