Calendars

Summer 2021

Click here for the 2021 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 4

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

Session 1 (A) Application Deadline
April 1

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

Session 2 (B) Application Deadline
June 1

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

Session 1 (A)

Session dates: May 3 – Jun. 18

Registration
Mar. 8 – Apr. 30
Memorial Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
May 31
Classes begin
May 3
Late registration/change of program**
May 4 – May 7
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
May 14
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Jun. 15
Last day of classes
Jun. 18

Session 2 (B)

Session dates: Jun. 28 – Aug. 16

Registration
Mar. 8 –Jun, 25
Classes begin
Jun. 28
Late registration/change of program**
Jun. 29 – Jul. 2
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
Jul. 2
Independence Day Holiday No Classes; University offices closed
Jul. 5
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Jul. 30
Last day of classes
Aug. 16

Summer Full Term (12 Weeks)

Session dates: May 3 – Aug. 16

Registration
Mar. 8 – Apr. 30
Memorial Day Holiday No classes; University offices closed.
May 31
Classes begin
May 3
Late registration/change of program**
May 4 – May 14
Last day to add or drop a class without financial penalty***
May 17
Independence Day Holiday No Classes; University office closed
Jul. 5
Last day to select Pass/Fail option
Jul. 15
Last day of classes
Aug. 16

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.