Returning 学生


If you were previously enrolled at Columbia and paused your studies for more than two semesters (not counting Summer), then you're considered a returning student. Returning students are required to complete the application linked below so that we can assess how to best put you back on track to complete your Columbia degree.

If your break from Columbia was less than two semesters, there's no need to fill out this application. Please just contact Columbia Central at or 312-369-7140 for information about re-enrolling.

To re-enroll as a Columbia student:

1. Submit a returning student application.



Spring 2024 applicants: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Summer 2024 applicants: Summer is not permitted as a first term of re-enrollment for returning students. Please apply to resume your studies in the Spring or Fall term.

Fall 2024 applicants: The application to re-enroll at Columbia is only available one semester at a time. If you would like to re-eroll in Fall 2024, the application will be available on Thursday, 1月18日, 2024, and have a submission deadline of Monday, 8月26日, 2024.

2. Clear any outstanding holds.

After receiving notification that you are eligible to return to Columbia log into the MyColumbia student portal and check for any outstanding holds on your record. Some holds may bar you from registration until they are cleared.

3. Submit your transcripts.

If you attended any college or university since you last enrolled at Columbia, you must submit official transcripts.

Ask your institution(s) to send official transcripts to Columbia College Chicago 招生 at 600 S. 密歇根大街., Chicago, IL 60605. All transcripts received by mail or in person must be in the original sealed envelope from the school.

We also accept transcripts—when sent directly from the institution—via email to

4. Meet with an advisor.

After submitting your application, meet with a college advisor in the College Advising Center to discuss changes in graduation requirements, your academic history, and course selection.

Your college advisor will discuss the steps necessary to register and provide assistance on using MyColumbia, our student portal, for course registration. 任命s are required, so plan ahead. You may also need to speak with a faculty member in your major before you can register.