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Visiting Undergraduate Students

Columbia University provides excellent options for strengthening an application and developing skills, as well as receiving graduate school application advising and support. As a Visiting Student, you will learn from respected faculty instructing an extensive range of courses only available at Columbia and gain an experience that demonstrates your potential as a scholar.

Students enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at another university and in good academic standing may apply to the Undergraduate Visiting Students Program.

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  • Learn from respected, world-class faculty instructing courses in both foundational and cutting-edge topics. 
  • Gain cross-disciplinary perspectives to enrich your core area of study and benefit from a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge. 
  • Study alongside Columbia undergraduate and graduate students, gain access to exclusive Columbia resources, and take advantage of living in New York City.


Length of Study

Admission as an Undergraduate Visiting Student is permitted for a maximum of two terms plus the Summer sessions. Continuation into the second term is contingent on successful completion of the first.