About the Program

Visiting undergraduate, graduate, and high school students with qualifying academic records are welcome to study on a non-degree basis at Columbia through the School of Continuing Education during the academic year or summer.

Studying at Columbia during the academic year or summer offers access to hundreds of credit-bearing, challenging academic courses across all of the departments of the Arts and Sciences, taught by Columbia’s eminent faculty. Visiting students join a cohort of matriculated Columbia undergraduate and graduate students and have access to University resources, including libraries and athletic facilities. The School of Continuing Education’s Non-Degree Programs team provides visiting students with guidance and academic advising and helps them navigate the University.

Application Deadlines

International Students July 15
Domestic Students August 15
International Students November 15
Domestic Students January 5


Summer Visiting Students

Visiting students who are interested in studying in the summer should refer to the Columbia Summer website.