Admissions /programs/academic-year Admissions /programs/academic-year Admissions Explore Academic Year Programs at Columbia Make the most of the school year with on-campus or online courses, including weekend options. Admissions Apply Now for Spring 2024 Spring 2024 applications are now open. Announcements Information Sessions Find out about upcoming information sessions and other events. Spring Early Registration Deadline Apply by October 12 for the Academic Year Weekend program. Spring College Edge Deadline Apply by November 30 to take courses alongside CU undergraduate students on campus. Study at Columbia Experience Columbia. Get a head start. Explore Programs Academic Year Weekend Prepare for the college experience through exploratory online coursework and community activities over ten weekends. Program Options Online 10 weeks College Edge: Academic Year Earn college credit and advance your college preparation with advanced coursework taught alongside current Columbia University students. Program Options On Campus 12 weeks Columbia Writing Academy: Fall Develop your skills and learn new techniques to write a powerful college admissions essay. Program Options Online 2 weeks Explore Programs Upcoming Events Learn about the Pre-College Programs at an in-person or online event. View All Events Oct 11 Academic Year Weekend Information Session 8:00 pm EDT Online Info Session Oct 18 College Edge Information Session 4:00 pm EDT Online Info Session Nov 1 Academic Year Weekend Information Session 8:00 pm EDT Online Info Session View All Events The Columbia Experience Columbia University is not just about what you learn inside of the classroom, it’s also about what you learn outside of the classroom and the connections you make with peers, teachers, and staff. Admissions The admissions committee looks for academically exceptional students who are eager to contribute original ideas and a spirit of intellectual curiosity to a community of highly motivated learners.