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Yellow Level from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Open to all. Orange Level from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.: CUID holders and pre-authorized guests only; limited campus entry points. Read more.
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Special Admission Courses for Columbia Students

The American Language Program offers a number of courses throughout the year to assist specific Columbia University populations. 

Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students

Summer. Open to incoming master's students entering Columbia University in the Fall.  

Advanced Academic Writing for International Students in General Studies

Fall + Spring. For admitted General Studies students who have tested into ALP level 9 only.

Advanced English for MA Thesis Writing

Fall + Spring. For Columbia MA students in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 

English for Professional Purposes: SIPA

Summer. For incoming Columbia SIPA students only.

English for International and Public Affairs

Fall + Spring. For SIPA students only.

International Teaching Fellows Testing and Training

Fall + Spring. For International Teaching Assistants only.

ALP Levels, Placement & Testing

Find out about our levels

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Connect with Us

Learn more about American Language Program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, or contact the program advisor.

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Apply to the American Language Program

Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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