No. Entering first-year students are not granted credit for college courses taken before graduation from secondary school. However, a maximum of six credits may be awarded for college courses taken after graduation from high school and prior to matriculation at Columbia. For more specific information, please consult the bulletin of Columbia College or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Does Columbia provide funding for research?
Yes. In many instances professors can offer undergraduates slots as paid research assistants. Columbia's SURF program provides funding for students over the summer if they wish to pursue research in biological and biomedical sciences.
Moreover, the Fellowships Office works with students to attain various fellowships and grants that can be used for research on- and off-campus. Visit our Research page to learn more about opportunities for undergraduate research.