Click here for the 2020 Summer Sessions Calendar.

Application Deadlines

Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Applications are processed on a rolling basis and will not be reviewed until all application materials have been submitted.

Priority Application Deadline
February 1

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on this date.

Application Fee Waiver Deadline
March 1

The $80 application fee is waived for students who apply by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on this date.

Session 1 (D) Application Deadline
April 20

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on this date.

Session 2 (Q) Application Deadline
June 1

Session 1 (D)

Session dates: May 26–Jul. 2

Registration
Feb. 25–May 26
Memorial Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
May 25
Classes begin
May 26
Late registration/change of program**
May 27–June 1
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Jun. 1
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Jun. 22
Last day of classes
Jul. 2
Independence Day Holiday No Classes; University offices closed
Jul. 3

Session 2 (Q)

Session dates: Jul. 6–Aug. 14

Registration
Feb. 25–Jul. 6
Classes begin
Jul. 6
Late registration/change of program**
Jul. 7–Jul. 10
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Jul. 10
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Aug. 3
Last day of classes
Aug. 14

12-Week Session (X)

Session dates: May 26–Aug. 14

Registration
Feb. 25–May 26
Memorial Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
May 25
Classes begin
May 26
Late registration/change of program**
May 27–June 1
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Jun. 1
Independence Day Holiday No Classes; University office closed
Jul. 3
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Jul. 20
Last day of classes
Aug. 14

Special Sessions (C–S)

Sessions C-S include Arabic, Biological Science, and Russian courses. To view Session C-S dates please view the Summer calendars on the Columbia Summer website.

 
 

* Registration — A withdrawal fee is charged if a student registers and subsequently withdraws. See Withdrawal & Tuition Refund.

** Late Registration/Change of Program — Students must obtain permission from their advisor and course instructor to register after Change of Program. After Change of Program only partial tuition refunds are granted, and only when students withdraw by dropping all of their courses. A late registration fee is charged during and after late registration.

*** Last day by 4:00 p.m. to add a class or drop an individual class without financial penalty — There is no tuition refund for courses dropped after this date, unless a student withdraws from the University (i.e., drops all of the courses for which he or she is registered). In addition to any tuition that is retained, a withdrawal fee is charged whenever a student withdraws.