How do I get my transfer credits evaluated?
Arrange for your previous college or university to send an official copy of your transcript to the Columbia College Chicago.
If you have transfer credits from a college or university outside of the United States, the Office of the Registrar will require a third party transcript evaluation. Columbia accepts transcript evaluations from the following organizations:
• World Education Services (WES)
• Education Development Center (EDC) and
• Educational Perspectives
Where do I send the transcripts?
Columbia College Chicago
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
600 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Will my grades transfer too?
No, the grades in your transfer classes will not appear on your Columbia College transcript and the grades will not be part of your Columbia College grade point average.
My previous college was on the quarter system. How are quarter hours converted to semester credits?
The conversion of quarter hours to semester credits is as follows:
Will Columbia College accept courses from every other college and university?
No, the school must be regionally accredited or in some cases, we may consider credit from an institution with national accreditation.
Are all classes accepted?
No, transfer courses must be similar to those taught at Columbia College. They cannot be developmental classes (below college level 101) and must have been completed with a grade of "C" or higher. "D" grades are only accepted for certain courses when students are eligible for the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).
How will I know when my credits have been evaluated?
You will receive a transfer credit evaluation report via email.
What if I have questions about my evaluation?
Contact one of our degree evaluators:
Last Names A-K
Michael Kilinski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Names L-Z
Cory Byrd, email@example.com