Summer Courses

For-credit courses for high school graduates

Summer Courses

There are two summer sessions between May and August; each runs for 6 weeks. Students can attend one or both sessions.

Sample Summer Course Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:45 a.m.–12:50 p.m. Biology Biology Biology Biology  
1:10–4:10 p.m.   History of the City of New York   History of the City of New York  

Course Seats and Required Preparation

Admitted students may register for any course for which they are prepared–i.e., any noted prerequisites must be fulfilled.

In over-enrolled courses, Columbia degree candidates often have priority over non-degree students.

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).

Please note that some courses have prerequisites. In addition, College Edge students are restricted from enrolling in workshop and seminar courses.

Important note for international students

In order to be eligible for a student (F-1) visa, students who are not United States citizens or permanent residents must maintain full-time status by registering for at least 6 points (about 2 courses) of credit-bearing courses in any of the six-week sessions.

Key to Course Listings
Information about course numbering.
Course Requirements
Information on requirements.