Non-Degree Seeking students
The Non-Degree Seeking status is designed for part-time students who do not seek an academic degree at Columbia College. Non-degree students are not eligible for scholarships or federal financial aid, and typically only take one or two classes while they earn their degree at another college or university.
- Complete the online application for admission.
TIP: If you want to take an Online class, select the Online program as your desired location.
- Authenticate your identity. Learn more about authentication.
- Submit unofficial transcripts, if applicable*
We recommend that you visit our Course Schedules to check your desired course availability. Please keep in mind that the course offerings/availability will vary based on the location.
*Applicants should check our Course Catalog to check if their desired course requires a prerequisite. If a prerequisite is required, email email@example.com the name of the desired course and a PDF of unofficial transcripts requesting a “prerequisite confirmation.” Questions about prerequisite coursework or transcripts should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-875-7352.
Enrollment as a Non-Degree Seeking student neither guarantees automatic admission to degree seeking status nor does it necessarily impact an admission decision. Non-Degree Seeking students at the Traditional Campus must earn a minimum 2.0 grade point average and must reapply each semester.
Non-Degree Seeking students who enroll in twelve or more hours at the Traditional Campus are considered full-time students. Enrolling as a Non-Degree Seeking student does not negate the residence hall requirement.