Not completely irrelevant but in this case, yes.

I have a MA and a BA in Creative Writing. But both universities I attended had a very strict policy about who they allowed to take the course.

My BA had a 10% acceptance rate. My MA was 4%.

I looked at the Columbia College prerequisites and there aren't any. No interview process. No portfolio. Nada. Anyone can join who has the money. So in this case, I wouldn't use it.