Dates & Prices

All programs require a $150 non-refundable application fee for the online application. Full-time programs also require a $350 non-refundable tuition deposit. 

All prices are subject to approval by the trustees of Columbia University.

Fall 2017 Intensive Program (full term)

All dates and prices subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Application Deadline August 6
Course Dates September 5 – December 8
Mandatory Orientation & Registration September 5
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $541
Medical Insurance* $1,139
Housing** $4,646
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $8,626
Total*** $21,755

* Rates are subject to change. Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying full-time 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Health Insurance Fall 2017 cost: $1,139. Visit Columbia Health for details. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Health Fee Fall 2017 cost: $541. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Fall program.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 11
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9

Listening & Speaking for International Students

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 8
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9

Pronunciation

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 7
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10

Advanced Academic Writing for General Studies Students (Z1007)

Application Deadline August 6
Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates September 5 – December 8
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates September 6 – December 11
Tuition GS Rate
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $80
NOTE

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.

Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs

Winter 2018

Please note: Winter Institute session meets for 27 hours per week. There will be 15 hours of classroom instruction and 12 hours of project-based field trips, excursions and activities in New York with your instructors.

Note for 2018: Because of a University Holiday on January 2, ALP Winter Institute begins on Wednesday January 3. Because the week is short, there will be a special schedule to give students the full number of hours in week 1:

January 3, full day with teachers (usually half)
January 5, full day with teachers (usually half)
Saturday January 6, full day with teachers (usually no class)

The students will visit various museums, galleries and New York sights during the course. The specific locations will depend on the instructor, the students’ level and the interests of the group. Before each visit, students will prepare by reading, listening and discussing themes and topics relevant to the trip. Then, while visiting, they will complete specific tasks designed by the instructors to guide their visit and develop their English. Then following each trip, there will be follow-up activities, discussion work and writing assignments to consolidate learning.

Sample trips may include: MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of New York, The Museum of the Moving Image, The Cloisters – among many others.

Application Deadline December 10
Course Dates January 3 – January 12
Mandatory Orientation & Registration
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $30
Instructional Support Fee $150
ALP Students Services Fee $15
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee Not Available
Medical Insurance Not Available
Housing* $660
Textbooks* $150
Living Expenses* $1,327
Total** $5,098

* Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Winter course.
Rates are subject to change.

Spring 2018

Application Deadline December 10
Course Dates January 16 – April 27
Mandatory Orientation & Registration January 16
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $30
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $541
Medical Insurance* $1,852
Housing** $4,646
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $9,290
Total*** $23,097

* Rates are subject to change. Full time students must enroll in the Health Service Program by paying the Health Services Fee ($541). All Columbia University international students enrolled in full-time study are required to purchase the University's Health Insurance Policy. (starting at $1,852).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Spring program.

Academic Writing for International Students (part-time)

Class Days & Hours Mon/Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Course Dates January 16 – April 30
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $45
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 7 through 9

Listening & Speaking for International Students

Class Days & Hours Wed/Fri 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 30
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 9

Pronunciation

Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 16 – April 26
Tuition $2,766
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks* $60

* Estimated amount
This course is only offered to ALP levels 6 through 10

Advanced Academic Writing for General Studies Students (Z1007)

Class Days & Hours Tues/Thurs 9:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Course Dates January 17 – April 27
OR
Class Days & Hours Mon/Wed 6:10 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Course Dates January 18 – May 1
Tuition GS Rate
Activity Fee $30
Instructional Support Fee $30
Technology Fee $35
Textbooks $80
NOTE

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.

Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs

Intensive Program (Summer A)

Rates shown are from 2016 and subject to change and approval of the Columbia Board of Trustees.

Application Deadline April 23
Course Dates May 22 – June 16
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** Starting at $1,316
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $6,627

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer A.

Intensive Program (Summer B)

Application Deadline May 21
Course Dates June 19 – July 14
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** Starting at $1,316
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $6,627

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
**Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer B.

Intensive Program (Summer C)

Application Deadline June 18
For late admission to Summer C please email alp@columbia.edu
Course Dates July 17 – August 11
Tuition $3,688
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $30
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** Starting at $1,316
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $6,627

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
**Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer C.

Intensive Program (Summer A & B & C)

Application Deadline April 23
Course Dates May 22 – August 11
Tuition $11,064
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $60
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $246
Medical Insurance* Starting at $725
Housing** Starting at $3,948
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses** $7,962
Total*** $20,382

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Summer A+B+C.

Summer Sessions Note: Students can study for one session (A, or B, or C), two sessions (A+B, or B+C), or all three sessions (A+B+C). In each session (A, B, C) students will study different material and topics, and will usually have different instructors. Students will not repeat material in each session. Students who choose A+B+C will be in classes with students studying one session (A, or B, or C), or two sessions (A+B, B+C). A+B+C is not a separate course. 

Advanced Academic Preparation

Application Deadline May 21
Course Dates June 19 – August 11
Tuition $7,376
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $60
ALP Students Services Fee $40
Technology Fee $35
Health Services Fee* $246
Medical Insurance* Starting at $725
Housing** Starting at $2,632
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $5,308
Total*** $13,990

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
**Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. AAP students who want ALP housing can apply for shared rooms at Carlton Arms, or for single or shared rooms through Columbia University Housing on the ALP website. Note: Please choose sessions "B and C" on the housing application (June 19 – August 11). 
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for Advanced Academic Preparation.

English for Professional Purposes: Business

Application Deadline June 25 
For late admission to EPP: Business please email alp@columbia.edu
Course Dates July 24 – August 11
Tuition $4,610
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $60
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** $1,288
Textbooks $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $7,579

* Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is the actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Business students. This information is given for financial planning purposes.
***Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Business.

English for Professional Purposes: Strategic Communication

Application Deadline June 11
Course Dates July 10 – August 18
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing*** $1,932
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses*** $3,982
Total**** $9,859

* Arrival in NYC required on July 15 for registration.
** Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
*** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Law students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Law students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Law course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students

Application Deadline June 11
Course Dates July 10 – August 18
Tuition $5,532
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing*** $1,932
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses*** $3,982
Total**** $9,859

** Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
*** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Law students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Law students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Law course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

English for Professional Purposes: Law

Application Deadline June 18
Course Dates July 17 – August 11*
Tuition $4,812
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing*** $1,288
Textbooks*** $150
Living Expenses*** $2,654
Total**** $7,811

* Arrival in NYC required on July 15 for registration.
** Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
*** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Law students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Law students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Law course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
**** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: Law.
Open to incoming Columbia University Law School students only.

English for Professional Purposes: International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Application Deadline June 25
Course Dates July 24 – August 18
Tuition $4,812
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** $1,288
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $2,654
Total*** $7,811

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: SIPA students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: SIPA students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: SIPA course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
*** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for EPP: SIPA.
Open to incoming Columbia University SIPA students only.

English for Professional Purposes: Social Work

Application Deadline June 4
Course Dates July 3 – August 11
Tuition $7,218
Activity Fee $50
Instructional Support Fee $90
ALP Students Services Fee $20
Technology Fee $35
Housing** $1,932
Textbooks** $150
Living Expenses** $3,982
Total*** $11,545

Health Insurance: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP (= Fall, Spring, Summer A+B+C, Summer A+B, Summer B+C, Advanced Academic Prep) MUST buy University health insurance. It is only possible to waive (= not buy) the insurance if you have an equal plan from a U.S. health insurance company. Visit Columbia Health for details and prices. Health and Related Services Fee: International students (non-US citizens /non-permanent residents) studying 8 weeks or more in the ALP MUST pay the Health and Related Services Fee. Students studying less than 8-weeks at the ALP do not have to pay the Health Services Fee (= Summer A, B, C, EPP, Winter Institute).
** Textbook and living expenses are estimates. Living expenses include food, transportation, incidental expenses, and Housing. Housing cost shown is actual cost for students in Columbia University Housing. ALP does not provide Housing for EPP: Social Work students. This information is given for financial planning purposes. EPP: Social Work students who want Columbia Housing during the EPP: Social Work course should coordinate with their home school and the Housing office for early check-in.
** Total required amount on the financial document for I-20 for the EPP: Social Work course.
Open to incoming Columbia University School of Social Work students only.

NOTE

The tuition and fees quoted are for ALP registrants only. Those students registering through other divisions of Columbia will pay at the per-point rate of their home schools.

Living expenses are omitted from non-residential programs

Please note: Sessions A and B and C meet for 18 hours per week.