Frequently Asked Questions

Dates and Deadlines

When do application decisions become available?

The Columbia community is committed to environmental responsibility; in keeping with this commitment, we will provide some admissions decisions only online, not via regular mail. Applicants will receive specific instructions as to how to check their decisions online before decisions are released.

Admission decisions for first-year candidates who apply Early Decision are typically available on or before December 15.

Admission decisions for first-year candidates who apply Regular Decision are typically available on or before April 1.

Admission decisions for transfer candidates are typically available on or before May 15.

Admissions decisions for Combined Plan Program candidates are available in mid April.

Admissions decisions for Visiting Student Program candidates are typically available on or before May 15 (fall applicants) or December 15 (spring applicants).

What is the deadline for applications?

Early Decision: November 1, 2014
Regular Decision: January 1, 2015
Transfer Admission: March 1, 2015
Visiting Student Program: November 1, 2014 (for spring admission); March 15, 2015 (for fall admission).
Combined Plan Program: February 15, 2015

Online applications must be submitted electronically by these deadlines.