Through the Academic Year Immersion program, high schoolers will prepare for the college experience through exploratory coursework and community activities over ten weekends this fall and spring.
- Fall 2020: Oct. 17–Dec. 20, 2020
- Spring 2021: Jan 16–Mar 21, 2021
As a program participant, you will:
- Differentiate yourself with a Columbia Certification of Participation and personalized evaluation letter
- Delve into academic interests
- Build a community of lifelong connections
- Participate in world-class co-curricular activities
This highly selective program is open to academically exceptional high school students, grades 9–12.
“The extracurricular activities were really interesting, and were great in that they allowed me to learn a little about other fields in a short class. … I think I've gained a better understanding of what I want to pursue in my future, and have also gained the basics of a field I'm incredibly interested in.”
– Sydney G., Summer 2020 participant
1–4 Class Course Load
Students select between one and four courses per semester, in relation to overall responsibilities, for an exploratory examination of different subject areas.
10 Weeks of Remote Instruction
Columbia’s proven online model brings Ivy League education into the homes of bright, high-achieving students.
Convenient 2-hour Class Length
Students can choose between courses offered in two-hour sessions on Saturdays or Sundays, in either the morning or afternoon.
Over 40 Courses to Choose From
Select courses in subject areas ranging from expository writing to understanding blockchain, taught by experts in those fields.
Activities are offered daily before morning courses and during the break between morning and afternoon classes.
A Global Community of Scholars
Meet and engage with fellow students and instructors from all around New York City, across the United States, and all over the world.
The program is open to students in grades 9 through 12. Students must be currently enrolled in school upon applying.