Application Tracking

Admissions online document tracking for Early Decision First-Year applicants is no longer available. Online document tracking will be available from February 8, 2016, to March 23, 2016, for Regular Decision applicants.

Your application will not be considered complete until all supplementary materials have been received. Your counselor and teachers are encouraged to submit their materials online. You must send official test scores through the testing agency; the school codes for Columbia are 2116 for the SAT and 2717 for the ACT. Please note that we reserve the right to review an application even if all application materials have not been received.

We appreciate your understanding that we are working with an enormous volume of documents. Any missing information may be due to postal or processing delays and are not necessarily the fault of your school. If something is missing from your file, please fax it to 212-854-3393 or submit it via email to It takes time for materials to be received and processed, so please allow four days for the system to update your file.

Any additions or corrections to the application must be submitted in writing, come directly from the applicant, and include the student’’s identifying information: name and high school/secondary school; Columbia ID number (C00…); Common Application ID number; and date of birth. Applicants may submit the change(s) via fax or via email to

If you did not receive your Columbia ID number electronically, we can only give it to you over the phone after verifying certain information. We cannot share information about a student’s application with anyone other than the student. You should receive your Columbia ID number via email within four days after submitting your application for admission. If four days have passed since you submitted your application for admission and you still have not received your Columbia ID number, please call our office at 212-854-2522.

Applicants should maintain a valid email address during the entire application process, as most of our information is communicated electronically. Please ensure that your email account preferences and security settings permit Columbia University-sent email to be delivered without filtering or junk mail routing. If your email address changes, please use the Account Tools at the bottom of your application status page to update your information.