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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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Student Resources

The American Language program supports your goals every step of the way — from application to completion. Here are some of the services we provide:


Counseling and advice to guide your life as a student.

Student Life 

Activities and events to help you practice English outside class.


Information on housing options.


Information about health insurance, the Health Services Fee and immunization requirements

The Language Exchange Program

Practice English with other Columbia students, and help them practice your language.

Student Visa and I-20 Information 

Forms, links and information for maintaining your visa status in the U.S.


Information about eating on and around campus


Grading, attendance and more.


Information about dropping your ALP class.

Connect with Us

Learn more about the American Language Program at Columbia University 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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