Please note that Visiting Students to Columbia Engineering are not permitted to apply for transfer admission.
The Visiting Student Program accepts students to enter in either fall (September) or spring (January) semesters; students may enroll for a maximum of two semesters (either consecutive fall/spring semesters or spring/fall semesters).
NOTE: This application is for students currently studying at a college or university outside the United States. Students studying at a college or university in the United States who are interested in applying to be a visiting student must complete a separate application at Columbia Undergraduate Admissions.
A completed application includes:
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Special note for non-English speakers: All Columbia students must be comfortable with rapid and idiomatic spoken English. If the language of instruction at your college/university was in English, you do not need to submit an official TOEFL or IELTS score. Otherwise, candidates who attend a non-English speaking college/university, must submit an official score report from the testing agency for one of the following English proficiency examinations:
Visiting Student Admissions Dates & Deadlines
For Spring semester:
Start applying on August 15.
The priority deadline to apply for the Spring semester is September 15 and the final deadline is October 15.
Students will be notified of the admission's decision no later than November 15.
For Fall semester:
Start applying on February 15.
The priority deadline to apply for the Fall semester is March 15 and the final deadline is April 15.
Students will be notified of the admission's decision no later than June 15.