In order to fully secure your place in the program, you should complete the following steps:
- Submit Your Enrollment Confirmation Form and Deposit Payment
Your Enrollment Confirmation Form can be found via your online application portal. A deposit for the amount of $500 must be made to secure your spot in the program.
- Submit Your Re Vera Authorization Form
Login to your student application portal. If ReVera Authorization is marked as incomplete, you'll need to provide consent to participate in the ReVera verification process as part of your credential verification. This consent is granted by completing the Authorization and Release Form, which is administered by our contracted vendor, Re Vera Services. A link to this form will appear within the application system upon submission of the application. Applicants are required to upload the PDF of the signed consent form within the online application portal before an admissions decision will be released. You should inform your recommenders that they should expect to be contacted by a third party verification provider, Re Vera Services, who will reach out to them via email to confirm that they supplied the recommendation. Applicants should encourage their recommenders to respond promptly to Re Vera’s outreach.
- Submit Your Admitted Student Documents
After submitting your deposit, an Admitted Student Checklist will appear in your student portal. You are required to complete and submit all of the included forms. Your Health Form and Media Release must be completed as soon as possible.
- Submit Your Immunization Record
Columbia University requires that students submit documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella to the Columbia Health Immunization Compliance Office. Individuals who come from an area where tuberculosis is considered endemic should have a tuberculosis Skin Test (PPD) and follow the provider's recommendation regarding any positive results.
All students are required to submit MMR records. Only students who are compliant will be able to attend the program.
You must also complete the student section of the Columbia University MMR Form.
- All immunizations must have been received after your first birthday.
- Live Measles: 2 doses required. Vaccines must have been administered at least 28 days apart.
There are several ways to document your immunity to MMR; please see the second page of the immunization form: Columbia University Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Form for High School Programs.
Important: The Immunization and Compliance Office will not be able to confirm receipt of documents until your student account has been activated. Enrolled students will receive activation information as early as mid-February.
- Record Meningitis Decision
Students must acknowledge receipt of information regarding the meningitis vaccine here.
- Activate Your University Network Identification (UNI)
An activation link for your UNI will be emailed to you prior to the start of the program. You should activate your UNI as soon as you receive the link.
Activation of your UNI allows access to your Columbia University e-mail account. Upon activation, you can log into your e-mail account at lionmail.columbia.edu. It is necessary that you gain access to your account because certain University notifications will be sent only to your Columbia email address.
- Submit a Photo
It is important that you submit a photo to be added to your student account. You will need your UNI to access this secure site. You should submit your photo as soon as possible.
Please be sure that your photo conforms to the specified requirements, including file size. A few days after you submit the photo, you should check your Columbia e-mail account to make sure that your photo has been approved.
Past participants will not be able to submit a new photo.
- Make any Necessary Special Arrangements
Students requiring special in-class accommodations should register with Disability Services.
- Submit Your Official Transcript
If you uploaded an unofficial transcript through the online application system, you will need to have an official version mailed to the following address:
Programs for High School Students
Office of Admissions
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902
Students who submitted an official transcript with their application are not required to submit another copy.
- Acquire Course Materials
Students should have standard school supplies such as notebooks and writing implements. If available, they should also review syllabi for their courses on CourseWorks so that they can purchase textbooks or any required materials prior to the start of the course. Most textbooks can be purchased at the Columbia Bookstore, and you can review textbook and price information using the textbook search here.
- Ensure Technology Requirements are Met
To successfully participate in your course, please make sure to meet the technology needs found on the Course Materials page.
- Register for Courses
Course registration and schedule changes are completed online .
- Authorize Parent or Guardian as an Authorized Payer
If a parent or other family member is responsible for your bill, you will need to set them up as an Authorized Payer. Federal privacy regulations limit the access of other people, including family members, to the student account. For parents or other members of a student's family to see and pay the monthly E-Bill, the student needs to set them up as an Authorized Payer.
- Submit Final Tuition Payment to Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services will send an invoice to your Columbia University e-mail address detailing the tuition and fees. Bills will not be sent to personal email accounts. Before receiving a bill, the student will be sent instructions regarding the option to allow a parent or family member to make a payment through the university's Authorized Payer portal.
You will not be able to make any payments other than the initial $500 deposit until you receive this invoice. Your tuition balance will be due approximately two weeks after the invoice is issued. Please review your bill carefully for the due date.
In Person: Columbia Health Immunization Compliance Office is located in John Jay Hall, 3rd Floor. Please check their here.
By Mail: Documents should be mailed to the address listed below.
Immunization Compliance Office
John Jay Hall, 3rd Floor, Mail Code 3601
519 West 114th Street
New York, NY 10027
By Fax: If you are unable to submit your documentation using the methods listed above, students have the option to submit their paperwork via fax using the following number: (212) 854-5078
Be sure to keep a copy of your fax or delivery confirmation as we cannot verify receipt of individual documents.
We are asking new students starting in the summer to complete the requirements as previously prescribed, as we do not know when in-person instruction will return. With the pre-matriculation requirements it is key to ensure compliance as the student first on-boards to the University and avoid unplanned issues and holds during the program of study when we return to in-person instruction. That being said, we are committed to ensuring new students during the summer period can register, with firm holds in place for fall.
As a reminder, in order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, courses will be held online this summer. As you begin the process of registration, you may notice an immunization compliance hold on your account.
If you will only be registering at Columbia University this summer, there will be no immunization requirement required for online instruction this summer. We are working closely with the Immunization Compliance Office to have this removed so you may register with ease.
If you will be registering at Columbia University for future terms, your immunization hold will be temporarily lifted to allow you to register this summer. We ask that you continue to complete the requirements as previously prescribed, as this requirement remains unchanged for future terms of on-campus instruction.