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Registration Dates & Procedures

Columbia University

Registration appointment times will be available on Student Services Online starting February 27th, you can review registration deadlines for each session at the link below. Please note that registration is not available on weekends or holidays.

Important: Students on leave must contact their advisor or class dean before registering.

Barnard College

Registration appointment times will be available on Student Services Online starting February 27th, you can review registration deadlines for each session at the link below. Please note that registration is not available on weekends or holidays.

Important: Students on leave must contact their advisor or class dean before registering.

Teachers College

You will register at Teachers College. For additional information, visit the Teachers College Office of the Registrar website.

Newly Admitted Students

If you’ve been admitted to a program in the fall but would like to begin your studies early, you must contact your academic advising office for approval and registration procedures.

See registration dates and deadlines.

 

Regular Registration

Late Registration

Session 1 (D) Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
Session 2 (Q) Feb. 27–Jul. 3 Jul. 5–Jul. 10
12- Week Session (X) Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
Special Sessions for Arabic, Biological Science, Hindi-Urdu, & Russian courses
C Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
E Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
F Feb. 27–May 30 May 31–Jun. 5
G Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
H Feb. 27–Jun. 5 Jun. 6–Jun. 9
J Feb. 27–Jun. 19 Jun. 20–Jun. 23
R Feb. 27–Jul. 3 Jul. 5–Jul. 10
S Feb. 27–Jul. 3 Jul. 5–Jul. 10

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.

 

 

Late Registration

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 registration dates and deadlines.

 

Regular Registration

Late Registration

Session 1 (D) Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
Session 2 (Q) Feb. 27–Jul. 3 Jul. 5–Jul. 10
12- Week Session (X) Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
Special Sessions for Arabic, Biological Science, Hindi-Urdu, & Russian courses
C Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
E Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
F Feb. 27–May 30 May 31–Jun. 5
G Feb. 27–May 22 May 23–May 26
H Feb. 27–Jun. 5 Jun. 6–Jun. 9
J Feb. 27–Jun. 19 Jun. 20–Jun. 23
R Feb. 27–Jul. 3 Jul. 5–Jul. 10
S Feb. 27–Jul. 3 Jul. 5–Jul. 10

 

Add/Drop

Students can make changes to their schedule free of charge on the second, third, fourth, and fifth days of each session. This timeframe is referred to as the Change of Program Period. Students who wish to add or drop a course during this timeframe can do so by logging on to SSOL during their registration appointment times.

Dropping an individual course after change of program period

There is no refund of tuition for individual courses dropped after the last day of the change-of-program period. If you wish to drop a course during this timeframe, you must complete an add/drop form.

Important: Failure to attend classes or notification submitted only to the instructor does not constitute dropping a course and will result in a mark of UW (Unofficial Withdrawal) for the course and full tuition will be charged.

View the change of program dates.

Refund, Drop and Pass/Fail Deadlines

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 23–May 26 May 26 Jun. 19
Session 2 (Q) Jul. 5–Jul. 10 Jul. 10 Jul. 31
12- Week Session (X) May 23–May 26 May 26 Jul. 17
Special Sessions for Arabic, Biological Science, Hindi-Urdu, & Russian courses
C May 23–May 26 May 26 Jun. 12
E May 23–May 26 May 26 Jul. 3
F May 31–Jun. 5 Jun. 5 Jun. 19
G May 23–May 26 May 26 Jun. 7
H Jun. 6–Jun. 9 Jun. 9 Jun. 21
J Jun. 20–Jun. 23 Jun. 23 Jul. 5
R Jul. 5–Jul. 10 Jul. 10 Jul. 19
S Jul. 5–Jul. 10 Jul. 10 Jul. 24

* 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.

 

 

 

Withdrawals

Canceling Your Enrollment in the Summer Sessions

Students who wish to drop all of their classes in a session are considered to be withdrawing from that session and must follow the necessary withdrawal procedures.

See more information about the withdrawal process.

 

Important: Failure to attend classes or notification submitted only to the instructor does not constitute dropping a course and will result in a mark of UW (Unofficial Withdrawal) for the course and full tuition will be charged.

 

Maximum Point Loads

Columbia College

You may not register for more than 8 points in any one six-week session or in overlapping sessions nor for more than 16 points for the entire summer.

School of General Studies

You may not register for more than 9 points in any one six-week session or in overlapping sessions nor for more than 15 points during the entire summer period.

General Studies students who wish to take Mathematics S1003 College algebra and analytic geometry or Mathematics S1011 Calculus I who have not recently taken the College Board mathematics achievement test or the GS Mathematics Placement Examination must take an informal diagnostic placement test. This test is given during the summer registration periods.

Click here for online registration for the placement exam. Students without an appointment will be accommodated as space permits. Students must present a photo ID before taking the test.

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

You are allowed to register for a maximum of 6 points in any one six-week session and a maximum of 12 points for the entire summer.

Barnard College

You may not receive credit for more than two courses or more than 8 points in any one six-week session. Barnard does not apply more than 16 points of summer course work toward your degree nor do they confer transfer credits for any class with a grade of D or lower.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

A student who offers summer courses in partial fulfillment of the course requirements may not receive more than 9 points of credit for courses completed in any six-week period, 12 points for courses completed in any combination of sessions totaling nine weeks, or 15 points for courses completed in any combination of sessions totaling 12 weeks. No exceptions can be made.

Summer classes are, by nature, concentrated in terms of time and workload. We do not advise you to register for more than one 3-point course in a six-week session if you are working full-time.

 

Business Edge

Current Columbia University students do not need to apply for the Business Edge program. They can register as they normally would for Summer courses and should select the noncredit course options for the program.