Greetings from Morningside Heights!
We hope you will review the following updates and stories that may be of interest to you and your students:
Required Standardized Testing and Score Choice Policy
Our standardized testing requirements and score choice policy have recently changed. Please review the standardized testing section of our website so that you can offer the appropriate guidance to your students.
Arts and Music Supplements
For students with extraordinary talents in the arts or music, additional submissions can sometimes be of use in evaluating their applications. While we request that the submission of supplementary credentials be kept to a minimum, there may be occasions where such credentials provide information that the standard application does not. We are using a web portal that students can access to upload submit creative works of music and visual arts. For more information, please visit the Supplementary Materials section of our website.
Science and Engineering Supplements
If students have been involved in scientific research and are interested in studying engineering or the sciences at Columbia, they are welcome to provide a 1-2 page scientific abstract for our review as a supplement to their application.
Net Price Calculator
The Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid & Educational Financing has implemented an interactive tool for students and families designed to give an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid students might qualify for if they attend Columbia. Based on data entered, the calculator provides an estimate of the approximate family contribution. We encourage families to take advantage of this tool to explore our generous need-based financial aid program.
Students are encouraged to consider visiting the Columbia campus for an information session and tour, sitting in on a class, eating lunch with a current student, or participating in an overnight visit. Students can also meet representatives from our office when we travel all over the country and to your area.
As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you and your students this year.