Graduate Foundations Program
Planning for graduate-level study? Graduate Foundations will add impact to your application. You can design your own curriculum, concentrating on courses that will enhance your chances of acceptance at competitive graduate programs. Successfully completing a program of study at Columbia translates into strong proof of your potential as a scholar.
The program is responsive to your academic goals. Working with an advisor, you determine the optimum plan of study, ensuring that it is rigorous and appropriate for your desired path. This advising continues throughout your time as a student in the program. Attend classes during fall, spring or summer sessions.
You will join the cohort and community of Columbia students and faculty, and gain access to the Writing Center, a world-renowned system of libraries, and other facilities and resources available to Columbia degree candidates.
Federal Student Aid. You may be eligible for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan as a student in this program. For details, see the Financial Resources page.
Who should apply:
- Students planning for graduate school who wish to enhance their applications
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