Application Tracking

Online document tracking for Regular Decision applicants will be available from February 8, 2016, to March 23, 2016.

Your application will not be considered complete until all required 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.

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 (preferred method) or mail the missing document(s) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Our fax number is (212) 854-3393, and our mailing address is:

Columbia University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
212 Hamilton Hall, MC 2807
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

It takes time for materials to be received and processed, so please allow four days for the system to update your file. Please note that we do not track extra letters of recommendation, artistic or research supplements or other optional materials. We reserve the right to review an application even if all application materials have not been received.

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 provide 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.