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Have an Ivy League experience at home.

Session A - 2 Weeks: July 1–July 12, 2024

Session B - 2 Weeks: July 15–July 26, 2024

Session C - 1 Week: August 5–August 9, 2024

Online Summer

Monday through Friday, students will join their virtual classrooms to refine their academic skills through a variety of activities—class discussions, debates, simulations, individual and group projects, Student Life workshops, and more. 


“I have gained so much from this program, both academically and socially . . . and love Columbia for its collaborative environment and rigorous education."

– Allie T.  |  Issaquah, Washington


Students can enroll in our 2-week program, 1-week program, or both. Choose from over 40 courses in a dozen subject areas.
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World-Class Instructors

Our diverse and international instructors are experts in their fields. They are committed to sharing their knowledge, insight, and experience with students.
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Upon successful completion, students will earn a Columbia University Certification of Participation and evaluations written by their instructors to further set them apart in the college application process.

The Online Summer Program

Through Columbia's online interactive learning platform, students across the globe can engage with one another through rigorous curricular instruction, inclusive student life activities, and informative college success events.

Students in our 2-week program also have the opportunity to participate in the Columbia Writers Workshop, an intensive 2-week course dedicated to help students craft and perfect powerful college application essays. 

Learning Online

While the virtual classroom offers more opportunity for flexibility, it is, of course, still a classroom. Understand what’s required in order to succeed: from equipment to expectations.
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College Preparation

Students are invited to attend seminars, workshops, and lectures to prepare for the academic rigors of university life. Our faculty and staff will help you prepare—and succeed.­­
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Daily Schedule

Classes in our 1-week program run from 10:00 am–12:00 pm, followed by a 1-hour break, with classes continuing from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Our 2-week program runs from 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m., or 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET. Individual student schedules will depend upon their course of enrollment. Since students self-register for courses, they will choose a course that works best for their schedule. Most, but not all courses, follow the schedules listed below. All courses are offered in Eastern Time.

1-Week Online Schedule

2-Week Online Schedule A

2-Week Online Schedule B

2-Week Online Schedule C

Program Policies

In order to provide an excellent and enjoyable experience for all our students, there are essential policies, standards, and requirements.

Program Costs

Program costs are subject to Board of Trustee approval and may change. The costs below are for Summer 2023. Summer 2024 costs will be available in Spring 2024. 

1-Week Online Program Cost: $2,810 per session 

2-Week Online Program Cost: $3,960 per session (single course registration) 

Each amount above includes the fee for the course itself along with activity, health services, and technology fees. Students accepted into the 2-week online program are permitted to take more than one course. Each additional 2-week course costs $3,850. The non-refundable $1,000 deposit, due upon notification of acceptance is credited toward the cost. 

Not included are the application fee ($80) and varying course-specific fees. Students are advised to budget at least $50 toward course materials, such as textbooks and supplies. Any required course materials will be listed at the bottom of the relevant course page.

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Program Options

  • Session A - 2 Weeks: July 1–July 12, 2024
  • Session B - 2 Weeks: July 15–July 26, 2024
  • Session C - 1 Week: August 5–August 9, 2024


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