The College Advising Center is an appointment driven office. For an appointment login to Oasisand select the Make Appointments tab. Click the College Advising Center Appointments link and you will see your assigned college advisor's schedule.
If you are switching majors or having trouble with the online appointment system, you can call 312 369 7645 or stop by our front desk in Suite 300, 623 S. Wabash. You don't even need to know who your college advisor is; you just need to be a current student.
If you feel that your situation is urgent you can still stop in without an appointment and we will help you.
LAS Core Codes
FY - First Year Seminar
EN - Writing and Rhetoric
HL - Humanities Literature
HI - History
SC - Science
SL - Science with Lab
MA - Math
SS - Social Science ( S1, S2,S3,S4,S5,S6,S7,S8,S9,SG)
HU - Humanities
SP - Oral Communications
GA - Global Awareness
PL - United States Pluralism
WI - Writing Intensive
If you placed out of Writing & Rhetoric I in the New Student Assessment, then you will need to take an advanced writing course besides Writing & Rhetoric II to fulfill your English requirement. Students needing an advanced writing course are allowed to take ANY 2000 or 3000 level English Department course, with the exception of the Poetry Workshop courses. If you have questions about advanced writing courses, contact your college advisor.
NOTE: This is not the same thing as Writing Intensive. You are required to take one Writing Intensive course at Columbia to graduate. Writing Intensive courses have a "WI" code in the OASIS course catalog.
Unofficial transcripts are available in the Records Office & the College Advising Center. Your unofficial transcript is available online via Oasis under "Academic Record". Your unofficial transcript is used for evaluation during advising sessions as well as self evaluation, GPA information, etc.
The following are some commonly encountered error messages when registering online:
Registration is not currently allowed by the calendar. - You need to set your options to the semester you want to register for in OASIS. The Set Options button is at the bottom of the registration page.
You have not been assigned a date/time to register. - You need to contact the Records Office if you have not been given a time to register.
You have not received faculty advising. - You need to meet with a faculty member in the department of your major before you can register for your courses.
You have not met the requisites for the course. - Many courses have prerequisites that must be taken before you are allowed to take the course. To view the requirements for a course, click the "VIEW" button on the course schedule. If you believe you have met all the prerequisites and you are still getting this message, you need to contact the department that offers the course you want to register for.
Your maximum registered hours have been exceeded. - If you want to register for more than 18 hours you need authorization from a College Advisor in the College Advising Center. Contact the College Advising Center for more information. Our main number is 312 369 7645.
You have an Academic Hold. - You have a hold on your account because your cumulative GPA dropped below 2.0. In order to clear this hold you need to meet with a College Advisor in the College Advising Center.
Registration/Transcript Hold - SFS- You have a hold on your account because you still have an open balance with Student Financial Services. Contact the SFS office for information on clearing this hold.