Yes. Some placement, advanced standing or credit may be granted for nationally or internationally standardized examinations. Columbia will grant a maximum of 16 credits toward the bachelor’s degree. For more specific information, please consult the bulletin of Columbia College or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Columbia grant placement, advanced standing or credit for standardized examinations?
Is Columbia on a semester or quarter system?
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering run on a semester system.
Are there advisors for specific departmental majors?
Yes. All departments will assign faculty advisors to every student committing to either a major or concentration in that department.
How large are Columbia's classes?
80% of undergraduate classes taught at Columbia have fewer than 20 students. Since Columbia’s Core classes are small seminar classes and since more advanced courses are meant to allow direct connection with faculty, few courses at Columbia are larger than 20 students. Those classes generally are either popular introductory lectures or upper-level classes in especially great demand.