The Evening Program at Columbia College offers two-year Associate's to Bachelor's Degree Programs on the Main Campus of Columbia College for students that have earned an approved associate degree from a regionally accredited technical college or higher education institution.
Students in the program will take three classes each semester on Tuesday and Thursday for six consecutive semesters. At the end of the six semesters, you will have completed the degree requirements to earn a B.A. in one of the following two areas.
- Transfer a maximum of 72 semester hours of course work. If your AA degree was not 72 semester hours, you can still enroll but will be advised how and when to take the additional courses needed to complete the 72 semester hours of course work.
- Transfer course work must include: ENG 101, and a math course at the Columbia College general education level. You must also have or earn transfer credit for a 4-hour lab science before completing your degree. Your advisor will help you work out the best time foryou can take the course.
- Complete 55 semester hours of specified coursework in addition to the 72 semester hours you transfer to complete the 127 semester hour degree requirements.
Fall 2013 Admission Deadline - July 26, 2013
- File the International Graduate Student application
- Submit two letters of recommendation from a supervisor, professor, or colleague who can attest to your ability to perform at the graduate level in the program for which you are applying. The matrix should be completed and scored according to your analytic ability and writing, speaking, and leadership abilities, and a narrative must accompany each letter of recommendation. If the narrative is not received, the recommendation is not complete.
- Submit an official college transcript TRANSLATION with baccalaureate degree posted
Columbia College is only approved to accept nonimmigrant students with F-1 visas (not J visas).
F-2 visas (F-1 dependents) are only allowed to take classes part-time and cannot obtain a degree.
Permanent residents are treated like citizens and are required to submit a copy of their permanent resident card (green card)
A TOEFL score report is required from those for whom English is a second language. The minimum score required for admission
on the paper version is 550; the minimum score required for admission on the computer version is 213, and the minimum required on the web version is 79. The Columbia College TOEFL code is 5117.
Copy of Travel Documents
Submit a copy of the following documents:
- Passport signature page, VISA, and I-94 card
- Previous I-20's
- Documents that have been issued by previous schools or the federal government related to your nonimmigrant status (e.g. Employment Authorization Document)
Submit proof that you can cover the cost of tuition and fees- this can include any of the following: statement or letter from bank verifying student or family member has the funds available in an account(s), pay stubs showing the student or family member has regular and adequate income, loan(s) or other financial documents, or any combination of these sources which add up to the total cost of tuition and fees.
We encourage you to submit your application online. However, you may download these printer-friendly forms as worksheets or to fill out and mail hardcopies to Office of Admissions, 1301 Columbia College Drive Columbia, SC 29203.
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