Mar 01, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Columbia College Global Student Affairs

Grossnickle Career Services

Making the successful transition from college to the workplace can be challenging and Grossnickle Career Services Center is here to provide support.

Career Services works with students and alumni in all areas of career development through in-person or virtual meetings, online resources and communications in areas such as: 

  • Assessing abilities, interests and priorities
  • Developing interview skills
  • Internships
  • Learning about graduate school options and the admissions process
  • Mastering job search techniques
  • Resume development
  • Understanding the relationship between choice of major and career plans

Setting up an appointment to talk to a career counselor can be done through Aviso or by contacting us directly by phone at 573-875-7425 or email at

Additionally, Columbia College students have access to a powerful, innovate career management system called Handshake. Handshake allows students to search through thousands of jobs, internships and employers throughout the country, find in-person and virtual hiring and graduate school events, and access resources to help them build resumes and cover letters. Handshake is free and easily accessible on all devices.  Get started with Handshake at


Columbia College provides required course material for all students.  The options for students to access textbooks vary depending on the venue of their courses (i.e., Day vs. Columbia College Global).

I. Columbia College Traditional Venue (Day) Textbook Program

As part of the cost of tuition, the College provides textbooks for undergraduate and graduate courses offered through the day program. All students are opted in upon admission to the College. Some books will provided in an eText format through D2L while others courses will have physical text books. The eTexts will be available by the Friday before classes start or within 48 hours of registering on or after this date. Once the physical text books are available they will be picked up from the bookstore. These books will work under a rental model and will be required to be returned at the end of the course. If the books are not returned, the student will be charged for them on their student account.

II. Columbia College Nontraditional Venue (CCG) Textbook Program  

As part of the cost of tuition, the College provides textbooks for undergraduate and graduate courses offered through CCG. All students are opted in upon admission to the College. Most textbooks for CCG courses are digital textbooks that students have access to their textbooks through D2L no later than the Friday before the course begins, or within 24 hours of registration being finalized for the course if the student registers after the Friday before the course start date. In the event a digital textbook is not available, a printed copy of the textbook will be provided to the student by the college’s online bookstore. The printed textbook will be shipped to the student at least seven days before the course start date, or within 24 hours of registration being finalized for the course, should the student register late. The students can keep these books and will not be charged for them unless they drop the course.

  • Students enrolled in Day and CCG courses will receive their physical material from two different bookstores based on the location of their course. 

III. Opting Out 

Students may elect to opt out of the textbook program. Students will communicate this intent to their academic advisor. They will then have to submit a completed Textbook Program Opt-out form before enrolling in courses at the College for the semester. After communicating intent to opt out, the student will be sent an email with a link to the Opt-out form. Opting out of receiving textbooks through the textbook program applies to all courses for which the student registers after opting out (Day and CCG). Once a student registers for at least one course for the semester, the next opportunity to opt out is before registering for the following semester. Students who opt out will receive a $20 per credit hour reduction on their student account and will be responsible for obtaining all required textbooks and required materials on their own.

Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance who opt out of the Textbook Program will not receive a $20 per credit hour reduction on their student account because their textbook cost is in addition to tuition and covered by a $20 per credit hour institutional grant. Students who receive reduced tuition rates pursuant to the College’s Employee Educational Grant or Graduate Education Grant or MAT Tuition Waiver and opt out will not be charged $20 per credit hour for the textbook program regardless of their tuition reduction amount; these students who opt out of the textbook program are responsible for purchasing required materials on their own. A student who opts out of the textbook program, but who would like to reenroll in the program will have the opportunity to opt in at the beginning of each academic year by contacting the Enrollment Service Center.

Honor Societies

Alpha Chi

Missouri Epsilon chapter of the national honor society for four-year colleges and universities. It selects its members from junior and senior students of good character who rank in the top 10 percent of their class based on cumulative GPA, have earned at least 24 credit hours at Columbia College and are enrolled for coursework at the time of eligibility. All CC students are available to participate.

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda is an adult honor society for degree seeking students who attend classes through our online program or one of our nationwide locations. ASL provides a means of recognition for the special achievements of adults who accomplish academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The criteria for membership is completion of at least 24 hours of coursework with Columbia College, be in the top 20 percent of students in their class, and have a minimum 3.20 GPA. The student must also be degree seeking with Columbia College. Columbia College offers two chapters, Nu Lambda chapter for students who attend or receive service solely through our online program, and Omega Zeta chapter for students who attend a nationwide location.

SALUTE Veterans Honor Society

SALUTE Veterans Honor Society recognizes the academic success of student veterans at Columbia College. Collegiate members shall be students enrolled in an undergraduate program at the time of initiation, have been honorably discharged from the armed services, or provide proof of current duty station. Members must also have completed 12 semester hours or its equivalent of one semester, have sophomore standing or higher, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. All CC students are available to participate.

Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma Beta Delta is an international honor society in business, management, and administration. Membership is open to all students in the top 15 percent of their class. Members must also have at least a 3.5 GPA and 30 credit hours at Columbia College. All Columbia College students are available to participate.