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.
Columbia GSAS has contracted with Re Vera Services to assist with the verification of letters of recommendation. All GSAS applicants must provide consent to participate in this verification process by completing an Authorization and Release Form. 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.