Thrive with a flexible schedule
Online classes relocate if you do. We also offer in-seat classes at military venues across the country. See the Columbia College course schedule to find classes that work around your military duties.
Get ready for the next session
Columbia College class sessions last eight weeks and six sessions are available each year. The next CC session begins August 29, 2022 and the registration deadline for the following session is August 31, 2022.
No fees. No book costs. Plus, reduced tuition!
Columbia College now offers a special military-affiliated tuition rate for currently serving military members, and their spouses and dependents. Plus, you pay no fees, and books are provided at no cost!
What can I study?
Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree.
Columbia College is a leader in higher education. We serve students on our residential campus, online and at more than 30 educational venues across the country. Our programs equip learners of all ages with the skills needed to succeed in the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Get started at Columbia College
Complete the admission process
Complete the free application with proof of high school completion. An Enrollment Counselor can help you every step of the way.
Connect with an academic advisor
Once admitted, an academic advisor will help you make decisions about your major, coursework and career goals.
Apply for financial aid
Leverage scholarship opportunities or find out if you’re eligible for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Transfer coursework, military training and licensures, and save time and money on your degree
Register for classes
Select your courses for the upcoming term
About Crystal Lake
One of the fastest growing counties in Illinois, McHenry County is rapidly changing to a service industry economy. The Crystal Lake area is graced by an active arts community, several arts organizations, dance studios and music centers.
A proud part of the community, Columbia College-Crystal Lake offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners, utilizing its national network and robust online program. Agreements with both McHenry County College and Harper College provide a seamless transition from an associate through a bachelor's degree at Columbia College. The college offers a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its diverse degree offerings and eight-week course format. More than 500 students each year take a mix of in-seat and online classes here.
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