Sep 20, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


All Campus Venues

Main Campus Day Resources 

Bookstore, Campus Safety, Computer Classrooms, Computer Lab, Copy Machines, Counseling Services, Dining Services, Ivy Chain, International Student Services Center, Laptop Availability, Library, Lockers, Lost and Found, Mail Service, Math Center, New Student Orientation, Open Lab Use, Parking Permits, Recreation, Sports, Student Activities Commission, Student Activities and Leadership, Student Health Services, Testing Services, Writing Center

Main Campus Evening Resources 

Bookstore, Campus Safety, Computer Classrooms, Computer Lab, Copy Machines, Counseling Services, Ivy Chain, International Student Services Center, Laptop Availability, Library, Lockers, Lost and Found, Math Center, New Student Orientation, Open Lab Use, Parking Permits, Recreation, Sports, Student Activities and Leadership, Student Health Services, Testing Services, Writing Center

AHE Campuses Resources 

Library, Textbooks

Activity Calendar

To view the most current activity calendar and to add events to the calendar, go to

Alumni Association

All graduates and former students requesting membership belong to the Columbia College National Alumni Association, which includes more than 43,000 members. Its purposes are to promote in alumni and alumni groups an active interest in the College; to establish mutually beneficial relations among the College, its alumni, and its friends; and to support the College through financial assistance, individual expertise, and voluntary service.

Career Services

Grossnickle Career Services offers programs designed to help students reach their personal and professional goals. Students and alumni are assisted with all aspects of career planning and development including: the Cougar Career Network (CCNET) for online resume and job-posting, web-based interviews (Interview Stream), career counseling, resume and cover letter production, job search, internships, career assessment testing and graduate school information. Contact (573) 875-7425 for more information.


CougarMail, powered by Google, is your official Columbia College e-mail account. Each student receives 7 GBs of space and has access to other features, such as GoogleSites and GoogleCalendar.

CougarMail is the official means of communication for the college and students are responsible for information sent to this account. It is expected that students will log-on to CougarMail regularly. CougarMail is available by logging into CougarTrack.


CougarTrack allows students access to CougarMail (the official means of communication for the college) and to their Columbia College records via the internet. Students may view their Columbia College transcripts, grades, student schedules, and more. Enrollment processes, to include registration and adding and dropping classes, are also available through CougarTrack. Once students have completed an enrollment process online, an e-mail confirmation of their activity is sent, which should be reviewed carefully for accuracy. Contact the Office of the Registrar at (573) 875-7600 with questions.

Disability Services

Students with documented disabilities who may need assistance with access to an event or program, or who require classroom academic adjustments, auxiliary aids or services, must register with the coordinator of Disability Services at (573) 875-7626. 

ID Cards

All students can request a Columbia College student ID card. Main Campus Day and Main Campus Evening students need ID cards to check out library materials, pick up loan checks, attend college-sponsored events, enter residence halls and eat in the campus dining locations. There is no charge for the first ID. A $20 fee will be charged to the student’s account for the replacement of any lost or stolen card. After three replacements, the charge increases to $40. Contact Student Affairs at (573) 875-7400 for more information.

Study Abroad Programs

Students are encouraged to explore options to study outside the United States. The college is a member of the Missouri Study Abroad Intercollegiate Consortium (MOSAIC) and Central College (IA) study abroad consortium. Dr. Brian Kessel, Study Abroad Advisor, counsels students about the availability, value and academic appropriateness of these programs. Students interested in obtaining more information about short-term, semester or internship abroad programs should contact Dr. Kessel at 573-875-7625 or

Technology Services and Solution Center

The Technology Services office is responsible for academic and administrative computing needs and handles telephone service for residential students. The solutions center help desk supports the campus in computer and network use. It provides a single point of contact for questions concerning telephone service, email, connecting computers to the campus network and problems with college-owned systems. Telephone: (573) 875-4357.

E-mail, Internet Access and Anti-Virus Software

Students are assigned e-mail accounts for all college-related communications. Students must authenticate their accounts using their student ID number at: To access your college e-mail, click on CougarMail on the main page of the web site. CougarMail, an internet application, is a free service to all students and is a lifetime account for graduates. The system is accessible using any web browser from any location with the exception of military bases. Internet access is available to students for use as a resource in the student open lab and lab classrooms, Stafford Library and the residence halls. A wireless network is available for laptop users. Students using computers on the College network must have the latest version of anti-virus software. Technology Services will provide this software free of charge.

Computer Purchase

Students who anticipate buying a computer for use at college are encouraged to purchase a standard laptop model through the Columbia College website,

Tutoring and Peer Services

Main Campus Day and Main Campus Evening:

Professional and peer tutors are available through the Seabrook Writing Center to enhance student learning experiences in the various academic disciplines, such as accounting, computer information systems and the sciences. This free service is available on a walk-in basis at a variety of times each week.

The following services are available to all students enrolled in tutor-supported classes taught on the home campus:

  • Help in understanding concepts and working problems.
  • Discussion and study groups.
  • Test preparation.
  • Strategies for researching and writing papers in disciplines other than English.

To view the current tutoring schedule, please visit For more information, contact Ms. Katie Denehy at (573) 875-7614 or e-mail:

AHE Campuses:

Online and Nationwide students are provided free online tutoring services in Math and English through Smarthinking. With Smarthinking, students experience online tutoring that is simple, fast and always available. Students connect to live educators from any computer that has Internet access, with no special software installation or equipment required. Smarthinking provides online tutoring 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, enabling students to get the help they need when they need it.

Other tutoring may be available at your campus location, please see your director for information on availability.