Summer 2016 Calendars

Note that most courses are offered during Sessions D and Q. For further guidance, see the Key to the Course Listings.

 
Main Session Dates
Session 1 (D) May 23–Jul. 1
Session 2 (Q) Jul. 5–Aug. 12
12-Week Session (X) May 23–Aug. 12
Special Sessions for Arabic, Biological Science, Hindi-Urdu, & Russian courses
C May 23–Jun. 24
E May 23–Jul. 22
F May 31–Jul. 1
G May 23–Jun. 17
H Jun. 6–Jul. 1
J Jun. 20–Jul. 15
R Jul 5–Jul 29
S Jul 5–Aug 5

Makeup dates

Memorial Day Holiday
No classes on May 30; University closed.
Classes will be held on Friday, June 3

Independence Day Holiday
No classes on July 4; University closed.
Classes will be held on Friday, July 8

Registration

Registration Dates
 

Regular Registration

Late Registration

Session 1 (D) Feb. 29–May 23 May 24–May 27
Session 2 (Q) Feb. 29–Jul. 5 Jul. 6–Jul. 11
12- Week Session (X) Feb. 29–May 23 May 24–May 27
Special Sessions for Arabic, Biological Science, Hindi-Urdu, & Russian courses
C Feb. 29–May 23 May 24–May 27
E Feb. 29–May 23 May 24–May 27
F Feb. 29–May 31 Jun. 1–Jun. 6
G Feb. 29–May 23 May 24–May 27
H Feb. 29–Jun. 6 Jun. 7–Jun. 10
J Feb. 29–Jun. 20 Jun. 21–Jun. 24
R Feb. 29–Jul. 5 Jul. 6–Jul. 11
S Feb. 29–Jul. 5 Jul. 6–Jul. 11

Late registration, which is the same for all students, takes place on the second, third, fourth, and fifth days of each session. For some courses, permission from the instructor may be required. A $50.00 fee will be charged during the late registration period. A $100.00 fee will be charged after the late registration period.

 

See details on Registration instructions

Registration Instructions

Visiting Students
Upon acceptance, your registration form is accessible through your admissions email.
Visiting Graduate Students
See registration details >
Visiting Undergraduate Students
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Visiting High School Students
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Columbia and Barnard Students
You do not need to apply for Summer courses; you may simply register.
Barnard Students
See online registration details >
Columbia Students
See online registration details >
Adult & Professional Students
Upon acceptance, your registration form is accessible through your admissions email.
See registration details >

 

Add/Drop and Withdrawal

Refund, Drop and Pass/Fail Deadlines
 

Change of program period

Last day to:
Drop a course or
withdraw for
full refund *

Last day to:
Drop a course or
change to pass/fail *

Session 1 (D) May 24–May 27 May 27 Jun. 20
Session 2 (Q) Jul. 6–Jul. 11 Jul. 11 Aug. 1
12- Week Session (X) May 24–May 27 May 27 Jul. 18
Special Sessions for Arabic, Biological Science, Hindi-Urdu, & Russian courses
C May 24–May 27 May 27 Jun. 13
E May 24–May 27 May 27 Jul. 5
F Jun. 1–Jun. 6 Jun. 6 Jun. 20
G May 24–May 27 May 27 Jun. 8
H Jun. 7–Jun. 10 Jun. 10 Jun. 22
J Jun. 21–Jun. 24 Jun. 24 Jul. 6
R Jul. 6–Jul. 11 Jul. 11 Jul. 20
S Jul. 6–Jul. 11 Jul. 11 Jul. 25

* Last day to drop a course or withdraw for full refund
By 4:00 PM. This is the last day for students to receive a full refund if they withdraw from the Summer Sessions by dropping all of their courses in a given session. Students may be eligible for a partial refund after this date. There is no refund for individual courses dropped after this date.

* Last day to drop a course
By 4:00 PM. No refund. This date is also the last day to change to the pass/fail grading option.

 

See details on withdrawal instructions

Add/Drop and Withdrawal Instructions

Visiting Students
Visiting Graduate Students
See add/drop and withdrawal details >
Visiting Undergraduate Students
See add/drop and withdrawal details >
Visiting High School Students
See add/drop and withdrawal details >

Columbia and Barnard Students
Barnard Students
See add/drop and withdrawal details >
Columbia Students
See add/drop and withdrawal details >
Adult & Professional Students
See add/drop and withdrawal details >

If you have any questions about registering for Summer courses, please email summersessions@columbia.edu.