FAQ

Summer Courses

Below are some frequently asked questions about the program.

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When will the Summer 2020 course list be available?

Course offerings are now available for Summer 2020.

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?

Waitlists are available for the summer term. If a preferred class is full, we encourage students to add themselves to the waitlist and enroll in an alternate course.Often students will change their courses through the last day of Change of Program and students can get into their first choice course.

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. You can also choose to reach out to the SPS Advising team at spsadvising@columbia.edu.

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

To speak with a Summer Sessions Admissions Counselor, email summersessions@columbia.edu or call 212-854-9666 . To speak with an advisor, please email spsadvising@columbia.edu.

How do I find an instructor’s contact information?

An instructor’s contact information can be found in the Columbia University People Directory.