Columbia University requires all incoming students to complete a credentials verification process before enrollment. The process includes verification of letters of reference and of all post-secondary transcripts and degrees awarded.
After applicants have formally accepted an offer of admission from GSAS, they must provide written consent to participate in the verification of all academic, professional, and reference information provided during the application process.
Columbia GSAS has contracted with Re Vera Services to assist with the verification of letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be contacted by a Re Vera representative to confirm authorship of submitted letters.
Admitted students must submit final, official transcripts of all academic studies, and proof of award of all degrees earned prior to enrollment in GSAS.
Detailed information about each part of the credentials verification process appears below.