Current Columbia Students: Registration Information

Current Columbia Students

Registration Information

Registration Dates & Procedures

Columbia University

Registration/ enrollment appointment times will be available on Student Services Online starting March 8. You can review registration deadlines for each session at the link below. Please note that registration is not available on weekends or holidays.

Important: Students on leave must contact their advisor or class dean before registering.

Download the 2021 Core Requirements lists below. 

  • Columbia College 2021 Summer Session Course Guidelines (PDF)
  • School of General Studies 2021 Summer Session Course Guidelines (PDF)

Barnard College

Registration/ enrollment appointment times will be available on Student Services Online starting March 8. You can review registration deadlines for each session below. Please note that registration is not available on weekends or holidays.

Important: Students on leave must contact their advisor or class dean before registering.

Note: For summer 2021 classes, different policies apply. Please contact the Barnard registrar or view more information on this page.

Teachers College

You will register at Teachers College. For information, visit the Teachers College Office of the Registrar website.

Newly Admitted Students

If you’ve been admitted to a program in the Fall but would like to begin your studies early, you must contact your academic advising office for approval and registration procedures.

Session Dates
Main Sessions Dates

Session A

May 3-June 18

Session B

June 28 -August 16

Session X

May 3–August 16

 

 

Late Registration Dates and Deadlines

Late registration, which is the same for all students, takes place on the second, third, fourth, and fifth days of each session. For some courses, permission from the instructor may be required. A $50.00 fee will be charged during the late registration period. A $100.00 fee will be charged after the late registration period.

Main Session Late Registration Dates

Session I (A)

May 4–May 7

Session II (B)

June 29–July 2*

12-Week Session

May 4–May 7

*Note for Barnard Students: For summer 2021 classes, different policies apply. Please contact the Barnard registrar or view more information on this page.

Maximum Point Loads

Columbia College

You may not register for more than 8 points in any one six-week session or in overlapping sessions nor for more than 16 points for the entire summer.

School of General Studies

You may not register for more than 9 points in any one six-week session or in overlapping sessions nor for more than 15 points during the entire summer period.

General Studies students who wish to take Mathematics S1003 College algebra and analytic geometry or Mathematics S1011 Calculus I, who have not recently taken the College Board mathematics achievement test or the GS Mathematics Placement Examination, must take an informal diagnostic placement test. This test is given during the summer registration periods.

Click here for online registration for the placement exam. Students without an appointment will be accommodated as space permits. Students must present a photo ID before taking the test.

The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science

You are allowed to register for a maximum of 6 points in any one six-week session and a maximum of 12 points for the entire summer.

Barnard College

You may not receive credit for more than two courses or more than 8 points in any one six-week session. Barnard does not apply more than 16 points of summer course work toward your degree nor do they confer transfer credits for any class with a grade of D or lower.

Note: For summer 2021 classes, different policies apply. Please contact the Barnard registrar or view more information on this page.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

A student who offers summer courses in partial fulfillment of the course requirements may not receive more than 9 points of credit for courses completed in any six-week period, 12 points for courses completed in any combination of sessions totaling nine weeks, or 15 points for courses completed in any combination of sessions totaling 12 weeks. No exceptions can be made.

Summer classes are, by nature, concentrated in terms of time and workload. We do not advise you to register for more than one 3-point course in a six-week session if you are working full-time.

Business Edge

Current Columbia University students do not need to apply for the Business Edge program. They can register/ enroll as they normally would for Summer courses and should select the noncredit course options for the program. SSOL will prompt students to join the waitlist. After joining the waitlist, an advisor will reach out to officially enroll you in the course.