How to Apply

Admissions Requirements

1. Complete an online Application.
Columbia College Hollywood offers you two ways to apply for admission:  via the Columbia College Hollywood Online Application or via the Columbia College Hollywood Common App webpage.

2. Pay a one-time $50 Application Fee.

3. Provide your official high school transcripts and official transcripts from all prior colleges and universities.
Official transcripts must show a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Please send official transcripts directly to:
Columbia College Hollywood
Attn: Admissions
18618 Oxnard Street
Los Angeles, CA  91356

If you have a GED certification, you are responsible for providing your GED results directly to Columbia College Hollywood. If you attended a school outside of the U.S., you must contact your school to have your official transcripts sent directly to Columbia College Hollywood. All transcripts must have an official English translation.

4. Write and submit your Personal Essay.
Your Personal Essay is an important part of our admissions decision process. In 500 words or more:

5. Provide Two Letters of Recommendation.
Letters of Recommendation can come from your teachers, counselors, employers or other non-family members. Transfer applicants are not required to submit Letters of Recommendation.

Your Letters of Recommendation can be submitted online here or by mailed directly to:
Columbia College Hollywood
Attn: Admissions
18618 Oxnard Street
Los Angeles, CA  91356

6. Schedule Your Admissions Interview.
If you haven't already, you'll meet your Admissions Counselor, either in-person or via Skype or Google Hangout. Your Admission Interview is a great opportunity to express what makes you unique.

Standardized Test & AP Scores

Although we don't require SAT, ACT, IB, or AP scores for admission, there are advantages to submitting your scores prior to your start date. If you present AP and/or IB Standard Level (SL) and/or Higher Level (HL) scores of 3 or better, you will be granted college credit.

Your official AP and/or IB test scores must be sent directly to:
Columbia College Hollywood
Attn: Admissions
18618 Oxnard Street
Los Angeles, CA  91356

Columbia College Hollywood School Codes are:
AP Exams - Code 1247
SAT Exams - Code 1247
ACT Exams - Code 5553

Portfolio & Sample Reels

We don't require a portfolio or sample reel of your work with your application, but if you wish to send us a link or DVD, we will gladly review it. Please note that we cannot return any materials or supporting documentation you send with your application.

Application Deadlines

Quarter You Want to Begin

Application Deadline

Your Classes Begin

Fall 2017

We've added courses and there is limited space available. Apply Now!

October 2, 2017

Winter 2018 

December 1, 2017 January 16, 2018

 Spring 2018

 March 2, 2018 April 9, 2018

 Summer 2018

May 4, 2018 July 9, 2018

 Fall 2018

Priority Deadline: January 5, 2018

Official Deadline: February 23, 2018 

October 1, 2018


Columbia College Hollywood is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission.