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Associate to Bachelors Program

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Transition made easy

Our Associate to Bachelors Program (A2B) is designed for students who choose to begin their education at a community college with the intent of transferring to Columbia College to complete a baccalaureate degree. The program will aid in the integration of community college coursework with the student's Columbia College degree plan to result in an efficient and effective course to final degree completion.

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Apply for admission to Columbia College and complete the A2B agreement.

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Meet with a Columbia College academic advisor and receive your four-year degree plan.

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Attend community college and complete classes necessary for your associate degree.

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Meet with your A2B advisor each fall and spring semester.

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Send an unofficial transcript to CC after each semester.

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Upon completion of your two-year degree, transfer to CC.

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Complete the remaining classes required for your bachelor's degree.

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Graduate with associate and bachelor's degrees!

Efficient graduation

Columbia College will create a full four-year degree plan for you so that you can choose community college classes that will transfer seamlessly into your chosen Columbia College bachelor’s degree program later.

This way you can avoid taking classes that won’t transfer, saving you time and money.

Fixed catalog year

Participating in the A2B program will lock you into a catalog year. This means you can rest easy knowing that the degree plan you are using will not change. This will ensure a smooth transition to your 4-year degree, allowing you to minimize time and cost.

Sign up

To apply and remain eligible for the Associate to Bachelors Program, you must:

  1. Apply and be admitted to Columbia College
  2. Contact the Columbia College A2B coordinator
  3. Complete the A2B agreementPDF file
  4. Send an unofficial transcript from your community college immediately following each completed semester
  5. Contact your A2B advisor once each fall and spring semester while you are attending your community college
  6. Ensure that you possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 when you transfer to Columbia College

Need more information?

Contact the A2B Coordinator. Phone: (573) 875-7539


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