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Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Withdrawal Policy & Deadlines

Students may withdraw with a full refund minus the non-refundable enrollment deposit if a withdrawal form is submitted by the deadlines indicated below.


Academic Year Withdrawal Deadlines

  • Fall 2023: September 22, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Spring 2024: January 19, 11:59 p.m. ET

To withdraw from the program, please email hsp-ayi [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.


Summer Withdrawal Deadlines

  • NYC Residential & Commuter Summer - Session A: June 23, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • NYC Residential & Commuter Summer - Session B: July 15, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • NYC Commuter Summer - Session C: August 4, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Online Summer - Session A: June 30, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Online Summer - Session B: July 14, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Online Summer - Session C: August 4, 11:59 p.m. ET

 


Deferral Policy and Deadlines

Students should plan to enroll in the term for which they apply. However, admitted students who have deposited may submit a request to defer enrollment for a maximum of one semester with the permission of the Admissions Committee. Generally, requests are granted only for compelling reasons. Reasons the Admissions Committee may consider include medical or family emergencies, or extraordinary opportunities.

Students may only defer admission to the following term. For example, a student who is admitted and deposited for a summer program may only defer one semester and enroll in the fall term. This same student must reapply if they are interested in a spring program.


Academic Year Deferral Deadlines

After the deadline has passed, students and parents/legal guardians are responsible for payment for the current semester.

  • Fall 2023: September 22, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Spring 2024: January 19, 11:59 p.m. ET


Summer Deferral Deadlines

  • NYC Residential & Commuter Summer - Session A: June 23, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • NYC Residential & Commuter Summer - Session B: July 15, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • NYC Commuter Summer - Session C: August 4, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Online Summer - Session A: June 30, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Online Summer - Session B: July 14, 11:59 p.m. ET

  • Online Summer - Session C: August 4, 11:59 p.m. ET


Notice about COVID-19 and Refunds

We understand the heightened concerns families have surrounding COVID-19. The University is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and has taken extensive measures to ensure the health and safety of the Columbia community. Students who test positive during their residential program will be required to quarantine, and during that period will participate in the program virtually. Commuter students who test positive will also have the ability to participate virtually during their quarantine period. 

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