Next Steps

Congratulations! You're in!

We’re excited that you’ve chosen to continue your creative and academic journey at Columbia College Hollywood. By now you’ve fulfilled all of the admissions requirements and received your Acceptance Letter. But you’re not done yet.

Before you can start your degree program, you must complete a few more steps. 

Step 1: Confirm your enrollment

Submit your Enrollment Confirmation and pay your $250 non-refundable Enrollment Deposit by the posted deadline. It's easy to confirm your enrollment and pay your deposit here.

Step 2: Apply for Federal Financial Aid ASAP

Now's the time to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as your applications for other grants, loans, and scholarships. You can get complete information on eligibility requirements, deadlines, and how to apply on our Financial Aid page here.

NOTE:  To be eligible for federal and state student aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. You can find a complete list of Federal Financial Aid eligibility requirements on the Federal Student Aid website.

Military Veterans: Be sure to file for VA Education Benefits in addition to Federal Financial Aid. You can apply online using the Veterans Online Application (VONAPP). If you need help applying for your benefits, visit our Military Veterans page here.

Step 3: Apply for scholarships

As a newly admitted student, you may be eligible for a Columbia College Hollywood scholarship to help pay the cost of tuition! Deadlines are firm, so apply now for 2 merit-based and one need-based scholarship here

Step 4: Review your financial aid award

Our Financial Aid Advisors will help you review your federal financial aid award, so you’ll have complete information on the amount of tuition assistance you'll be receiving in loans and grants and the amount of out-of-pocket expenses you can expect.

If a Federal Direct Loan is part of your award, you must complete your Direct Loan Entrance Counseling online.

Step 5: Submit your student housing request

If you need student housing, we can connect you with great housing options at off-campus apartment communities close to campus. Space is limited and can fill up fast, so be sure to request housing early by clicking here.

Step 6:  Visit your new campus

If you haven't already visited our campus, now's the time! To join us for a Saturday Open House or schedule a private tour, click here.

Step 7:  Submit your final transcripts and AP/IB scores

To complete your enrollment, you must verify that you have successfully completed all coursework you were working on when you applied by submitting your final transcripts.  

If you have final AP/IB scores of 3 or better, go to the AP Score Reporting website and use Columbia College Hollywood AP code 1247 to submit your scores.

Step 8:  Attend New Student Orientation

Attendance at New Student Orientation Day is mandatory, but we promise you'll have a great time. You’ll spend time with new friends, get to know our amazing staff, and get info on your first quarter courses. For information on New Student Orientation dates and events, click here.

Step 9: Pay your tuition

Your 1st tuition payment and your Production and Student Accident Insurance premium are due on the 2nd Monday after the start of the quarter. For complete info on tuition, fees, and payment plans, click here.

Have Questions?

We're here to help. Email us anytime at  or contact your Admissions Counselor with questions about New Student Orientation or concerns about the upcoming school year.