Applications & Admission Process

We greatly appreciate your interest in Columbia University. Columbia University comprises three undergraduate colleges and one close affiliate. Columbia College and Columbia Engineering are both served by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The School of General Studies (GS) is Columbia’s college for returning and nontraditional students. GS is also home to the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po. It maintains a separate admissions and application process. Barnard College, the independent women’s college affiliated with Columbia, also has an entirely separate admissions and application process.

The admissions process at Columbia is broad-based but highly selective. The Admissions Committee employs a holistic admission process in which every single application is given a thorough review, and there is positively no minimum grade point average, class rank, or SAT/ACT score one must obtain in order to secure admission to Columbia.

Please review our website to learn more, and please contact us or visit us if you have further questions.


Online document tracking for Early Decision First-Year applicants is no longer available, and Early Decision admissions decisions are now available. Online document tracking for Regular Decision applicants will be available from February 9, 2015, until March 20, 2015. More information

Admissions online document tracking is now available for Early Decision applicants. Online document tracking will be available from November 10, 2014, until December 7, 2014, for Early Decision applicants and from February 9, 2015, to March 20, 2015, for Regular Decision applicants. More information

Applications for fall 2015 first-year and transfer admissions are available.