FAQ

Postbaccalaureate Studies

Below are some frequently asked questions about the program.

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When will the Summer 2018 course list be available?

The course offerings will be posted online in December 2017. Course schedules will be posted in March 2018.

How do I know if a class is full?

Some classes have an enrollment cap. If you see a maximum number under the enrollment column and a number that matches that maximum number, the class is currently full. As the enrollment numbers fluctuate through the last day of Change of Program Period, we recommend checking this number periodically to see if there are changes. The system updates overnight to reflect the most up-to-date numbers.

Will these course credits transfer to my home institution?

Columbia Summer Sessions cannot determine if a visiting student’s credits will transfer to their home institution. The student’s home institution is responsible for determining if the Columbia Summer credits will transfer to their degree requirements.

What if the class I want is full? Is there a waitlist?

There are no waitlists in the summer term. If a preferred class is full, we encourage students to check the enrollment numbers daily to see if there are any changes. Often students will change their courses through the last day of Change of Program.

Who do I contact regarding course-specific questions?

You should contact the Departmental Representative for course-specific questions. Their contact information is found on each subject page.

Who do I contact regarding application, registration, tuition questions?

You should email summersessions@columbia.edu or call 212-854-9666 to speak with a Summer Sessions Advisor.

How do I find an instructor’s contact information?

All instructor’s contact information can be found on the Columbia University directory here: https://directory.columbia.edu/people/.

I have to add a class for my visa, but everything I’m interested in is full - what do I do?

It is important to have alternate course options in the event your first choice remains full. If all of your preferred courses are full, we recommend checking the enrollment numbers periodically to see if there are changes. Enrollment numbers tend to fluctuate through the last day of Change of Program Period. If there are no drops in enrollment, we recommend that you reach out to a Summer Sessions Advisor to see if there are any other alternatives.