A complete guide to GSAS programs and admissions
For Prospective Students
In select instances, students may be permitted to register as Exchange Scholars, International Exchange Scholars, Non-Degree Special International Students, or Visiting PhD Scholars.
View useful information about application policies and procedures, the application fee, standardized tests, supporting materials, and more.
Transfer credit is relevant coursework completed before a student’s enrollment in a GSAS degree program that he or she submits in partial fulfillment of specific academic requirements for the degree.
For Admitted Students
Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences!
The ISSO coordinates services for the international students, scholars, interns, and family members who come to Columbia.
If extraordinary circumstances will prevent you from matriculating, you may submit a request to defer your enrollment.