Application Tracking

Online document tracking for Regular Decision First-Year applicants is available until March 20, 2015.

  • If you applied through the Common Application, please create an account as a first-time user in order to access your tracking information.
  • If you previously created an account for the Columbia First-Year Application, please use the same log-in credentials you created at that time. If you have any difficulty logging into your application status page, simply reset your password. There is no need for you to create a new account.

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 and must use the same method that you used to submit your application. 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 e-mail 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; and Columbia ID number (C00…), Common Application ID number or date of birth. Applicants may submit the change(s) via fax or via e-mail to

If you did not receive your CUID 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 CUID number via e-mail up to thirty days after submitting your application for admission. If thirty days have passed since you submitted your application for admission and you still have not received your CUID, please call our office at 212-854-2522.

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