Is there financial aid available for summer courses?
University financial aid is not available for non-degree summer courses. However, graduate or professional students pursuing postbaccalaureate training at Columbia can apply for private loans to offset the costs of tuition and housing. For more information, please visit Student Financial Services: Student Financial Services - Private Loans
Pre-requisites are required for some courses. All pre-requisites are listed in the individual course descriptions, found on the Summer 2013 Offerings page.
Will my course count toward degree credits at my home institution?
Students who wish to transfer a record of courses and grades to another institution must order an official transcript. Determination of the amount of credit to be given, if any, rests solely with the student's home institution (please note that most universities around the world recognize Columbia University credit-bearing courses). Applications for transfer of record should not be submitted before the session is completed.
Are there special application procedures for international students?
International students must register for either six points in six weeks, or twelve points in twelve weeks for the Summer Sessions. They should be aware of additional application and visa requirements, registration obligations, and earlier deadlines.