Summer Term

For students entering grades 11 or 12, or freshman year of college.

Summer Courses

There are two summer sessions between May and August; each runs for 6 weeks. Students can attend one or both sessions. For information regarding specific dates, see the summer term calendar.

Session offerings are indicated in the course number of each class. For example, CHEM S1403D General Chemistry I is offered in Session D. This is indicated in the course number (S1403D).

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.   Calculus I   Calculus I  

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).

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

Advisor permission is required to enroll in VIAR S1001Q- Basic Drawing. Please contact CollegeEdge@sps.columbia.edu for more information.

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

Subject Areas


The summer program is open to domestic or international students entering grades 11 or 12, or freshman year of college in the fall, as well as recent high school graduates.

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.