CSA Visiting and Exchange Students Program
Taking Courses in other Divisions of the University
In addition to the undergraduate divisions, there are 16 graduate/professional divisions within (or affiliated with) Columbia University (full list here). Columbia College Visiting Students may have the opportunity to enroll in some of these courses. In most cases, students must submit an add/drop form along with the appropriate approvals/signatures on or after the first day of classes. Interested students should contact their Advising Dean for specific enrollment procedures.
Following is a list of schools and programs that allow undergraduates to register for courses, with their policies regarding the enrollment of Columbia College/Visiting Students.
Courses may be taken by qualified undergraduates with the permission of the director of undergraduate studies in the department in which the course is taught.
Lectures may be taken on a space-available basis by qualified undergraduates. Undergraduates are not allowed to enroll in any seminars or studio courses.
Graduate courses may be taken on a space-available basis by qualified undergraduates.
While courses are not guaranteed, Visiting students may apply to take a limited number of courses at the Columbia Business School. Please find instructions for cross-registration HERE.
School of Continuing Education (Business Courses)
A select number of business courses offered through the School of Continuing Education Business Certificate Program may be available to CC/SEAS Visiting and Exchange Students. Students may request to take a maximum of 2 of these courses each semester. Registration is based on availability. Talk with your advising dean for more information about theses courses.
Non-SIPA students are permitted to register for a maximum of 9 credits per semester. Undergraduates must receive instructor permission to register in "open" courses at the 6000 level and above. Find registrarion request form and a list of available and restricted classes HERE.
Cross registration in the School of Journalism is primarily available to graduate students (with top priority given to IMC SIPA students). However some courses may be open undergraduate students on a space-available basis. For more information about the cross registration policies and procedures, click here.
Columbia undergraduate students interested in taking public health courses must petition the Dean of Students. The petition should include the following:a) A written request detailing their interest in a public health course, and why they should be approved;b) an official transcript for review;c) and written permission of the instructor.d) The student must then complete the steps outlined for non-mailman students found here.Materials should be submitted to Dean of Students, Mailman School of Public Health, 722 W. 168th Street, suite 1014. Please call 212-342-3128 with any questions. The student will be contacted with the decision by the dean of students office.
Courses may be taken on a space-available basis. To request a course in the school of Social Work, complete the cross registration form found here. Cross-registration cannot be guaranteed. If space is available in the requested course/section, and you meet any necessary prerequisites, you will be registered by the Office of Student Services, and your registration will be confirmed via email. Once registered, the course will appear in your schedule via Student Services Online (SSOL). If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Courses in the following schools are generally NOT available to Columbia College/SEAS Visiting/Exchange Students
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