Application Tracking

Admissions online document tracking for Early Decision First-Year applicants will be available through December 6, 2018, so that you may see when the required parts of the application have been received and your application becomes complete. You may check your status online by visiting your application status page. If you have trouble accessing your account, review the online log-in instructions.

Your application will not be considered complete until all required materials have been received. Your counselor and teachers are encouraged to submit their materials online. We will accept self-reported ACT and SAT scores on the testing section of the application. If you wish to provide updated scores after you have applied, you may do so on your application status page.

We appreciate your understanding as we work through an especially high volume of documents. Missing information may be due to postal or processing delays and not necessarily delayed by your school. If something is missing from your file, please have your school email (preferred method) or mail the missing document(s) to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Materials must be received by November 19, 2018. Our email is ugrad-confirm@columbia.edu, and our mailing address is:

Columbia University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
212 Hamilton Hall, MC 2807
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

It takes time for materials to be received and processed, so please allow four days for the system to update your file. Please note that extra letters of recommendation, artistic or research supplements or other optional materials are not tracked. We reserve the right to review an application even if all application materials have not been received. You will be notified of our admissions decisions by mid-December.

Any additions or corrections to the application must be in writing or you may submit an "Update Your Application" form located on your application status page.

You should receive your Columbia ID number via email within four days after submitting your application for admission. If four days have passed since you submitted your application for admission and you have not received your Columbia ID number, please call our office at 212-854-2522. We can provide this information to you over the phone after verifying certain information. We cannot share information about a student’s application with anyone other than the student. 

Most updates and information about the application process are communicated electronically. Applicants should maintain a valid email address during the entire application process. Please ensure that your email account preferences and security settings permit emails sent by Columbia University to be delivered without filtering or junk mail routing. If your email address changes, please use the Account Tools at the bottom of your application status page to update your information.