Applicants to the Dual BA Program apply in January for fall enrollment. The admissions process includes a review of the applicant’s academic history, letters of recommendation, SAT scores, a personal essay, and an interview conducted in English. Applications will be reviewed by a joint committee featuring admissions representatives from both Columbia University and Sciences Po.

Students may not apply simultaneously to the Dual BA Program and other undergraduate schools or programs at Columbia University (Columbia College [CC] or The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science [SEAS]) or Sciences Po. Nor are candidates eligible to apply to the School of General Studies, including the Dual BA program, if in the last three years if they applied to any of these divisions and were not accepted. Highly qualified students who are not offered admission to the Dual BA Program due to enrollment limits may be offered the option to be considered for another program.

  • If you would like to be considered for general admission to the Sciences Po undergraduate program if you are not offered admission to the Dual BA Program, please email
  • If you meet eligibility requirements and would like to be considered for general admission to the School of General Studies if you are not offered admission to the Dual BA Program, please email

Application Deadline

  • January 2

Applying to the Dual BA Program

A complete application for the Dual BA Program between Sciences Po and Columbia University includes all of the following:

  • Submission of the online application.
    • A PDF version of the application (for reference use only) can be downloaded here.
  • Official* high school transcripts, secondary school records, or GED test results. 
  • Official* transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. 
  • Official* standardized test scores reported directly to the Dual BA Program by the testing service. Please refer to the Standardized Testing page to review standardized testing requirements.
  • Two admissions essays. See the admissions application for essay questions. 
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or a guidance counselor familiar with your academic career. 
  • A nonrefundable application fee of $80 in the form of a check or money order payable to Columbia University. Applicants using the online application may use a credit card to pay the $80 fee.

*Official documents are those that arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the institution or testing service.


  • Interview are scheduled only on a case-by-case basis by the admissions committee; it is not possible for applicants to arrange an interview without the request of the committee.
  • Interviews typically take place in February and are held on the Columbia University Morningside Campus or via teleconferencing for those applicants who are not local to New York City.

Contact Information

Application materials should be sent to the following address:

Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po
School of General Studies, Office of Admissions
408 Lewisohn Hall, MC 4101
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Tel: +1 (212) 854-2772
Toll-free/International: 1-800-895-1169
Fax: +1 (212) 854-6316