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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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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.

Information Sessions

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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


Graduate School Preparation Track Counselor: David Taylor-Tumilty

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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.