Summer Courses

There are two summer sessions between May and August; each runs for 6 weeks. Students can attend one or both sessions.

Session 1 (D)
May 26–Jul. 2
Session 2 (Q)
Jul. 6-Aug.14
12-Week Session (X)
May 26-Aug.14
Special Sessions (C-S)

For detailed calendar dates, see the summer term calendar.

Session offerings are indicated in the course number of each class. For example, CHEM S1403D General Chemistry I is offered in Session D. This is indicated in the course number (S1403D).

Course Levels and Requirements

College Edge students typically enroll in lower-level (1000–2999) courses and must obtain special permission from the College Edge Advisor to register for upper-level courses (3000 and above). In addition, College Edge students are restricted from enrolling in graduate level courses, workshops, seminar courses. Courses offered through Barnard College and through Columbia CORE office are also restricted to College Edge students.

Please note that some courses have prerequisites, which can be found in the individual course listing.

Advisor permission is required to enroll in VIAR S1001Q- Basic Drawing.

Please contact CollegeEdge@sps.columbia.edu for more information.

Additional course requirements can be found on the Course Requirements page.

Course Offerings

Click on a subject area below to view a list of courses.


The summer program is open to domestic or international students entering grades 11 or 12, or freshman year of college in the fall, as well as those that graduated within the past two academic years.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary. We recommend you speak with an advisor for the most up-to-date information available.