Applications Available for Fall 2021 Admission

The Common Application and the Coalition Application for Fall 2021 admission are now live for first-year applicants. Please note that Columbia does not prefer one application over the other; applicants should only start and submit one complete application.

Detailed application instructions, including deadlines, policies, and how to access the Common Application and the Coalition Application, can be found on our website. We encourage you to become familiar with our application instructionsspecific application questions and our holistic review process as you begin working on your application materials.

The Transfer application is also live; transfer applicants should use the Coalition Application.

We understand that students affected by natural disasters or community disruptions may have challenges in completing their applications on time; they are invited to email us at if their application will be arriving late. Additionally, we will accept supporting documentation from your school after the deadline without the need for counselors or teachers to request an extension.