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Fall 2020 Advisory

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There are two ways to complete the program, part-time:

  1. Part-Time, studying on campus for 6-7 terms.
  2. Part-time, studying online for four semesters, including three weeks of in-person intensive study during the summer.

International students should note that they are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. It is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, an international student must enroll full-time (12 credits per term) and study on campus.

These program sequences illustrate sample pathways to program completion; with the approval of the program’s Academic Director, you may have some flexibility as to when you take your electives courses.

Required Part-Time Pathway: New York City (Fall or Spring Intake)

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Term 7

Required Full-Time Pathway: Online and Intensive Study (Spring Intake Only)

Electives may be taken during Summer Session I or II, the Fall or Spring Session II.

Spring Session I

Summer Session I

Summer Session II

Fall Session I

Spring Session II

Elective Courses

Not all elective courses are offered every term. Consult the Columbia University Directory of Classes for availability. Students are allowed to take one elective outside of the NECR program, with approval.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.