We offer flexible undergraduate degrees for co-ed students in the evening on our campus, so you can stay focused your job, or other priorities, while charting a new and exciting path.

Am I Eligible for an Evening Program?

First-Year Student

If you do not have any college transfer credits and are coming in as a true freshman, your high school cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 on a 4.00 scale.

Transfer Student

1. Meet our GPA Requirements

If you plan to transfer to an evening program at Columbia College with college credit, you must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.00 scale.

2. Transfer Your Courses

You may transfer up to 90 credit hours from any regionally accredited institutions. Learn more about how to transfer to Columbia College.

The Application Process 

Rolling Admission 

We operate on a rolling admission basis. That means applying early increases your likelihood of being accepted because we make admission decisions as applications are completed.

Please contact us at 803.786.3871 with any questions about the enrollment timeline.  


You’re also eligible for more scholarship opportunities if you apply early. We invite qualified students who apply before our scholarship deadline to come to campus to interview for scholarships.  

How Do I Apply? 

1. Complete Your Application

You can use our online application, or you can use the Common Application. We treat all applicants the same. Creating an account is simple and straightforward. Plus, you can always take a break and come back to your application.

2. Request Your Official Transcript

Request an official copy of your transcript. Official transcripts should be sent directly from each school you've attended. 

3. Submit Recommendations (optional)

Ask your high school guidance counselor to fill out our guidance counselor form and submit it. We also ask that you submit a recommendation from a teacher who taught you English, math, history, science, or a foreign language in 11th or 12th grade. 

4. Share Your SAT or ACT Scores (optional) 

Your SAT or ACT score is required if you are applying for a scholarship, but it is not required to apply to Columbia College. Use our school code 5117 to share your SAT scores, and use school code 3850 to share your ACT scores. 

Please use the following address for transcripts and recommendations: 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Columbia College
1301 Columbia College
Columbia, SC 29203

What Happens Next? 

Admission Decision 

In most cases, we evaluate an application and respond with an admission decision within four weeks of receiving all the required documentsAdmitted students are notified by mail and will receive follow up information about next steps, like financial aid, housing, orientation, and registration.  

Financial Aid 

We recommend that you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible to begin the financial aid process. Submissions are accepted beginning on October 1. Learn more about our low tuition rates and your financial aid options.