Summer 2017 Applications Still Open

We're still accepting domestic applications for Session 2.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Priority Deadline: February 1
Apply by February 1 in order to register by February 27, when registration opens.

Application Fee Waiver Deadline: March 1
March 1 is the final day to submit your application without the $80 application fee.

Deadline: April 1*

* DOMESTIC STUDENTS:
The application for Session 1 will close May 8. The application for Session 2 will close June 1.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
The application for summer sessions is now closed.

See detailed registration and session dates >
Review visa requirements for international students >

Application Requirements

Please visit the Business Practice and Certifications in Business, Critical Issues in International Relations, Human Rights, and United Nation Studies application pages to review the certification application requirements. These programs are open only to undergraduate students who are rising juniors or seniors with strong academic records.

  • Completed application form
    $80.00 nonrefundable application fee payment in U.S. currency must accompany the application.

  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
    Official documents are required upon admission.
    Read conditions and details.

    Domestic Transcripts from institutions in the U.S. or Canada: We strongly recommend submitting unofficial documents through the online application system at the time of application. Candidates offered admission will later be required to supply official documents prior to enrollment for verification before the offer is considered official. For those applicants who are offered admission, official transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institutions certifying conferral of a bachelor’s degree. Copies, opened or unsealed envelopes, unofficial printouts, or facsimiles will not be accepted. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission already made if there is a discrepancy between the self-reported transcript and the official transcript.

    International Transcripts from institutions outside the U.S. or Canada: Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Candidates offered admission will later be required to supply official documents prior to enrollment for verification before the offer is considered official. For those applicants who are offered admission, official transcripts must arrive in envelopes sealed by the issuing institutions certifying conferral of a bachelor’s degree. Copies, opened or unsealed envelopes, unofficial printouts, or facsimiles will not be accepted. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to withdraw any offer of admission already made if there is a discrepancy between the self-reported transcript and the official transcript.

  • English language requirement
    This requirement is only for non-native English speakers who are not currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a U.S. institution or at an institution in a country where the sole official language is English.
    Read conditions and details.

    English Language Proficiency

    Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting official scores from one of the tests listed below. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit unofficial documents through the online application system at the time of application. Candidates offered admission will be required to send official scores directly from the test provider prior to enrollment; these scores will be verified before the admission offer is considered official. Applicants receiving scores below the posted minimums may be advised to consider the American Language Program.

    English Language Proficiency Test Minimum Required Score
    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt* 100+
    TOEFL PBT* 600+
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 7.0+
    Pearson Test of English-Academic (PTE-A) 72+
    Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) Grade C or better
    Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) C1 Certificate or higher
    Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (low C1)
    Cambridge Business Higher Grade C or better

    * Use school code 2594 to report TOEFL scores.

    This requirement is only waived if:

    • The applicant is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a U.S. institution or at an institution in a country where the sole official language is English.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902

Phone 212-854-9666
Email summersessions@columbia.edu
Office hours
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Notification of Admissions Decision

Decision notifications are sent via email. Admission decisions are typically communicated 5-7 business days after an application is complete.