Summer Programs FAQ

Session A, International Applicants: March 20, 2024
Session A & X, Final Deadline: April 10, 2024
Session B, International Applicants: May 1, 2024
Session B, Final Deadline: May 22, 2024

The School of Professional Studies administers summer courses. Visit the School of Professional Studies website, select the option that best describes you, and find the appropriate admissions information.

Applications for Summer Arts will open November 15, 2023. The application is fast and easy; no transcript is required and applicants do not need arts experience nor a BA.

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

For general summer courses, please see the Admissions, Registration & Housing page.

For the Painting, Photography and Television Writing Intensives, limited housing will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

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.

Pre-requisites are required for some courses. All pre-requisites are listed in the individual course descriptions, found on the Summer 2024 Courses page.

International students must register for either six points in six weeks, or twelve points in twelve weeks in order to secure the F1 student visa. Please be aware of additional application and visa requirements, registration obligations, and earlier deadlines.