Academics

For-credit courses for rising juniors and seniors in high school or recent graduates

Fall & Spring Semester Courses

During the Fall and Spring semesters, College Edge students can choose from more than 3,000 academic courses in over 100 subject areas. A single semester runs for approximately 14 weeks.

Fall 2018

Classes in Session
Final exams take place from Dec. 14 - 21
Sep. 4 - Dec. 10

Spring 2019

Classes in Session
Final exams take place from May 10 - 17
Jan. 22 - May 6

Course Seats and Required Preparation

College Edge students typically enroll in lower-level (1000–2999) courses and must obtain special permission from the Advisor of the Pre-College Programs to register for upper-level courses (3000 and above). In addition, College Edge students are restricted from enrolling in workshop and seminar courses.

Please note that some courses have prerequisites, which can be found in the individual course listing.

Please contact CollegeEdge@sps.columbia.edu for more information.

Additional course requirements can be found on the Course Requirements page.

Subject Areas

Click on a subject area below to view a list of courses.


Fall and spring programs open to domestic students in grades 11 or 12 who live within commuting distance.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary. We recommend you speak with an advisor for the most up-to-date information available.