International admissions at Columbia College
Columbia College is a welcoming community that celebrates diverse cultures. Students from across the globe come here for a quality education on a small campus with personalized classes — right in the heart of College Town USA.
Admission requirements for The main campus in Columbia, Missouri
(including English for Academic Purposes and exchange students)
Our admissions standards are moderately selective. We look at overall high school or secondary school performance and performance on standardized tests.
Admissions requirements for Online and select Nationwide Locations
International students requiring an F-1 student visa may also apply to the following:
- Denver, Colorado
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Elgin, Illinois (upper-level transfer students only)
Students wishing to study outside the U.S. are welcome to apply to our Online Program.
Academic programs vary at each location.
How to apply
Submit the application for admission
Authenticate your identity.
Submit all transcripts/credentials/national exams in native language and official English translation of these records to EvalTrans@CCIS.edu
Receiving an I-20
Submit immigration documentation to receive your Form I-20
Demonstrate English proficiency
View the English Proficiency requirements.
*Unofficial transcripts will be accepted for admission purposes. However, official transcripts will be required within 90 days.
International graduate admissions requirements
General admission requirements include an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. See all requirements.