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Quest Day

All newly admitted Day program students are required to attend a CC Quest Day to register for classes for the upcoming semester. During the event, students will select their courses, get their student ID picture taken, learn more about campus resources, meet other new students, and speak one-on-one with a financial aid staff member. RSVP today!

Event Preparation

Submit a Housing Contract through MyPortal.

Advance Placement Testing

Classes are filling up quickly. Columbia College uses placement testing to assess students' skills and their ability to meet pre-requisite requirements for courses in English and Math. These exams are offered online to all admitted Columbia College students at no cost, through our Testing Services.

The English Placement Test will provide scores to determine your placement in ENGL 107 or ENGL 133W. The Math Placement Test will provide scores to determine your placement in MATH 104, MATH 106, MATH 110, MATH 150, MATH 250.

What to Bring
  • Government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Required immunization records (needed by the end of first semester).
  • Updated transcripts, dual-credit, or other documents for advising

Event Schedule

In the morning, students will complete the check-in process, which includes finalizing housing contracts, and confirming major. Students and their guests will meet one-on-one with financial aid staff to discuss tuition and payments. Students will meet one-on-one with faculty advisors to review classes for the upcoming semester and make necessary adjustments. Admissions staff and student ambassadors will be on-hand to answer your questions about life at CC.

Arrival & departure

Check-in runs from 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM in Atkins-Holman Student Commons, 1st floor. Upon arrival, we will receive your schedule for the morning and informational packet. Please plan to stay for the duration of the event which is expected to end around 1:30 PM. 


Free parking will be available across campus, the closest parking is located along Rangeline and the corner of 10th and Rogers Street. GPS Address: 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216. 

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Complimentary breakfast and refreshments will be provided for all students and their guests. Please notify the Admissions Office if you have any dietary needs or restrictions at 573-875-7515.

Overnight Accommodation

Overnight accommodations are plentiful in the Columbia area. For more information on hotels and motels, visit the

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau website or call (800) 652-0987.


Inclement Weather

In the case of inclement weather, the Admissions office will contact you via email 48 hours prior to the CC Quest Day event to notify you of any changes in the event schedule.

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