Transfer Student Information
Hello Transfer Students! Welcome to Columbia University!
We are excited that you will be joining us this fall. As you prepare to arrive at Columbia, there are several things that you should be thinking about. Some of these have already been addressed, and some may need to be addressed in the near future. Please pay close attention to deadlines.
You should have received a copy of the Academic Planning Guide in the mail, which covers much of this information.
Housing and Move-in Information
All transfer students are invited to move inon Tuesday, August 27, 2013. You will receive a mailing from Student & Administrative Services with more specific move-in procedures and other important information to help prepare for your arrival on campus. You will also receive an email from Columbia Housing with your housing assignment, if applicable.
Columbia College transfer students have received an email from Dean Orr with specific instructions on how to petition for exemption from core courses. Please read that email carefully and note the stated deadlines. Please contact Dean Orr or your CSA adviser with any questions.
Columbia Engineering transfer students have received email communication from Dean Gifford. This includes information on petitioning non-technical “core” courses as well as foundational science courses. Please contact Dean Gifford with any questions.
Incoming transfer students will have their first opportunities to register August 20-22 (Tuesday-Thursday). To prepare please review the document "How do I Register".
Contact information for your CSA Advising Dean can be found at the bottom of the tentative TCE you received with your admissions materials. We strongly suggest that you schedule a 15-30 minute pre-registration telephone appointment with your adviser the week before registration, and please don’t hesitate to contact your adviser with questions in the meantime!
You'll find important information--including deadlines--about a range of topics, such as getting your Columbia ID card, immunization documents, and meal plans, on the new student website, brought to you by Student and Administrative Services.
Contact the Orientation Program
505 Alfred Lerner Hall
New York, NY 10027
Call: (212) 854-4909
For program-specific inquiries:
International Student Orientation: email@example.com
COÖP Pre-orientation: firstname.lastname@example.org
CUE Pre-orientation: email@example.com
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.