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Academic Year

Make the most of the school year with on-campus or online courses, including weekend options. The academic year begins in September and extends through May.

Academic Year Weekend

Learn from experts and make lifelong connections virtually with exploratory online coursework and community activities over ten weekends.
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College Edge: Academic Year

Get an edge on the college experience by taking courses alongside CU undergraduate students on our Morningside campus—and earn college credit.
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Columbia Writing Academy: Fall

The Columbia Writing Academy, "Writing the College Admissions Essay," was created by Dr. Nancy Sommers. This intensive 2-week course is designed to help students craft and perfect their college application essays.
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Columbia Writing Academy: Spring

The Columbia Writing Academy, "Writing for College Success," is an intensive 2-week online course designed for high school students who want to develop their own personal voice and expand their writing skills before starting college.
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CSPA Spring Convention

The CSPA welcomes middle and high school students and their advisers from around the country each year for this three-day event. Delegates may choose from more than 240 sessions in areas such as editing, writing, broadcast media, AI in the newsroom, and law and ethics.
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CSPA Fall Conference

Presented by CSPA and hosted by Columbia University, this annual event is a one-day regional scholastic media conference that offers sequences focused on writing, editing, management, design, photography, and digital media.
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Compare Programs

With so many options, it can be hard to decide which program is right for you. Narrow your search with customized filters to explore only the programs that match what you’re looking for.

The Columbia Experience

As New York State’s first university, rooted in one of the world’s most influential cities, Columbia University embodies both history and progress. Here, there is a similar duality in higher learning: study and experience.


Visit the Admissions page to review program requirements and deadlines, or start your application.

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