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Graduate School Preparation

Planning for graduate-level study? The Graduate School Preparation Track in the Postbaccalaureate Studies program will add impact to your application. Working in tandem with an academic advisor, you will design your own curriculum, complete academic prerequisites, and take courses that challenge and inspire you. Successfully completing a program of study at Columbia translates into strong proof of your potential as a scholar.

Looking for Graduate Foundations?

You’ve found it! Graduate Foundations has become the Graduate School Preparation Track within Postbaccalaureate Studies. GSP students have access to the same academic advising, course offerings, and university resources as were available to Graduate Foundations students.

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1:1 Work one-on-one with your advisor to tailor your program
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100 + Disciplines available in this program
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100s Of individual courses to choose from
University Resources

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. You can see a comprehensive list of available resources here.

Who Should Apply

Students planning for graduate school who:

  • Need to complete prerequisite courses
  • Wish to enhance their application with rigorous coursework
  • Want to transition back into academia at their own pace
Attention: Pre-Med Students

Postbaccalaureate Studies through SPS may be most valuable to individuals who have already completed most pre-med classes and only need to take a few more classes to fulfill requirements. Students have the ability to customize a program of study to meet their individual needs. Each semester, SPS welcomes students taking classes across Math, Statistics, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics and Psychology for this purpose.

Students seeking an exclusive pre-med program with in-built medical school advising may want to consider the Postbac Premed Program at the Columbia University School of General Studies.

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Learn more about Graduate Foundations at Columbia University School of Professional Studies or contact the program advisor.

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As admissions to our programs are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

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