Columbia College Missouri Articulation Agreement

What is it?

Oakton has created a partnership with Columbia College Missouri that provides students with a path to satisfying all of the Columbia College general education requirements by fulfilling the requirements of the Transfer Agreement. This Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of academic credit earned by students at Oakton for application towards a Columbia Bachelors Degree.


  • Students who meet the requirements will receive credit for all of Columbia College’s general education requirements, allowing for a smooth transition.
  • Opportunity to receive a tuition discount of 5% per credit hour at Columbia College Missouri through the Associate Degree Transfer Grant.
  • Eligibility to participate in the Associate to Bachelors Program (A2B).
  • Ability to attend any of Columbia College Missouri's Illinois locations in Elgin, Freeport, Gurnee, and Crystal Lake, or complete coursework online.

Participation Details

In order to qualify for Columbia College Missouri Transfer Agreement, a student must:

  • Complete an AA, AS, AFA, or ASE OR complete any other associate degree, along with the completion of EGL 102 (Composition II) with a grade of C or better and “at least 30 additional semester hours that meet [Columbia’s] requirement in the Humanities, Social/Behavioral Science and Math/Science areas with at least one course in each area.”
  • Students may complete general education coursework simultaneously at Columbia College and Oakton College.
  • Take 39 course credit hours in upper level courses to earn a bachelor’s degree from Columbia. 
  • Take a minimum of 30 course credit hours must be taken at Columbia College to satisfy the Columbia residency requirement.

How to Apply

  • Complete the application for Undergraduate Admission. Students who complete an associate degree from Oakton will be considered as having met Columbia College’s academic admissions requirements.

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Columbia College Missouri Office of Admissions
Missouri Hall, Room 132
Main Campus, Columbia, MO

Des Plaines Campus
1600 E. Golf Road, Room 1861

Skokie Campus
7701 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Room A100

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8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The College is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the summer (late May through mid-August.)