Application Tracking

Admissions online document tracking for Regular Decision First-Year applicants will be available through March 19, 2021, 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 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 Undergraduate Admissions.

Materials must be received by March 1, 2021. Our email is, and our mailing address is:

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

As always, email updates are preferred, as mail processing times are longer given limited staffing on campus.

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 early April.

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

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.