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 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)

Academic programs vary at each location.

How to apply

  1. Apply

    Submit the application for admission

  2. Authenticate

    Authenticate your identity.

  3. Send transcripts

    Submit all transcripts/credentials/national exams in native language and official English translation of these records to

  4. Receiving an I-20

    Submit immigration documentation to receive your Form I-20

  5. 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


Take the next step

Submit your application to start the admissions process. Applying is easy.

Apply to Columbia College today
Apply with the Common Application