Counselors

Greetings from Morningside Heights!

The 2015-2016 Counselor Newsletter will be here by mid-September. Our list of Frequently Asked Questions is another great resource for you and your students.

We hope you will review the following updates that may be of interest to you and your students:

2015-2016 Application Information

  • If you are not able to submit credentials electronically, you should mail credentials to us at:

Columbia University in the City of New York
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
212 Hamilton Hall, Mail Code 2807
New York, NY 10027

  • You are also welcome to e-mail transcripts, secondary school reports and recommendation letters to ugrad-confirm@columbia.edu from your school-based e-mail address. Please ensure that any documents sent via e-mail do not contain a student’s Social Security Number.
  • You may mail or e-mail transcripts with the NACAC Secondary School Report Form in place of the Common Application Secondary School Report. 
  • Teachers may mail or e-mail letters of recommendation to the addresses above without any form. Letters should simply include the student’s full name and high school so we can match the letter to the appropriate file. 
  • If your applicant is requesting a fee waiver, you can approve that fee waiver online after receiving the request from the student. Alternatively, your student can log on to his or her Common Application, print and sign a fee waiver form, and give you the form to sign and send to us. 
  • Students will not be able to track their Regular Decision application documents until mid-February, which allows plenty of time for counselors and teachers to submit such documents and for our office to process them. We will notify students via e-mail and mail at that time if we are missing any necessary materials, and there will still be sufficient time for us to review any late credentials thoroughly and carefully.

We hope this additional information is helpful. Please know that we will be flexible with students, teachers and counselors throughout the application process.

Supplementary Materials

While we request that the submission of supplementary credentials be kept to a minimum, there may be occasions where such credentials provide valuable information that the standard application does not. If your student plans to submit supplementary credentials, please direct him or her to the instructions detailed here. Please note that we specifically ask that students not send collections of award certificates and the like and explicitly direct them to refrain from submitting their applications in binders or folders.

Learn More

Students are encouraged to consider visiting the Columbia campus for an information session and tour, or sitting in on a class. 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.