Columbia University/School of General Studies
New York, New York
SAT/ACT mins: Columbia University School of General Studies does not maintain minimum test scores. Strong applicants to the Leadership Scholarship Program should have a minimum combined math and critical reading score of 1150 or higher on the SAT or a minimum composite score of 24 on the ACT. No waivers will be considered for test score requirements.
SAT or ACT Scores must not be more than: If the applicant has not taken the SAT or ACT within the last eight years, he or she has the option of taking the General Studies Admissions Exam (GSAE) as an alternative. For more information about the GSAE, please visit http://www.gs.columbia.edu/admissions-exams.
LSP Application deadline:
February 1: Fall Early Action Deadline
May 1: Fall Regular Decision Deadline
September 1: Spring Early Action Deadline
October 1: Spring Regular Decision Deadline
Where to find application: Please visit http://www.gs.columbia.edu/admissions to submit the online application or download the application as a pdf.
Freshmen class report date: Late August.
Yellow Ribbon participant: Yes. For the 2011-2012 academic year, Columbia University School of General Studies will provide $7,000 for up to 300 eligible student veterans, and will be matched by the Department of Veterans Affairs. When combined, eligible student veterans will be provided a grant of $14,000. For more information on Columbia University School of General Studies participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, please visit http://www.gs.columbia.edu/veterans.
Will you cover difference between tuition minus GI Bill and cost of in state "state" school tuition? Or do you want to keep it to in-state residents? This question does does not apply to the Post 9/11 GI Bill 2.0.
Do you want to donate additional money to each applicant should the need arise? Columbia University School of General Studies Office of Educational Financing is available to help students put together a plan to effectively manage the costs of a Columbia education.
Processing fees: The $75 application fee is waived for Leadership Scholarship Program applicants.
All majors open to Marines? Yes. Columbia University School of General Studies grants Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees and offers more than 70 majors and concentrations. Individually designed majors are also available. For a list of all majors and concentrations, please visit http://www.gs.columbia.edu/list-majors-and-concentrations.
Recognize AA degree or any college course work: Admitted students are eligible to transfer up to 60 of the 124 credits required for graduation. Students, however, are only eligible for transfer credit from the institutions listed on the application for admission at the time the application.
Recognize awarding of college credits via alternative means, e.g., DANTES or CLEP: No.
Additional information: The School of General Studies admission policy is geared to the maturity and varied backgrounds of its students. Aptitude and motivation are considered along with past academic performance, standardized test scores, and employment history. The School’s admission decisions are based on a careful review of each application and reflect the Admissions Committee’s considered judgment of the applicant’s maturity, academic potential, and present ability to undertake course work at Columbia.
Admission requirements include a completed application form; a 1,500- to 2,000-word autobiographical statement describing the applicant’s past educational history and work experience, present situation, and future plans; two letters of recommendation from academic or professional evaluators; an official high school transcript; official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended; and official SAT or ACT scores or the General Studies Admissions Examination.