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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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Special Admission Courses for Columbia Degree 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 Advanced Legal Study

Summer. For incoming Columbia LLM students only.

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.

Semi-Intensive + Advanced Academic English for Graduate Students - Enterprise Risk Management

Summer. For incoming Enterprise Risk Management students 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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