Once Admitted

Once Admitted

Welcome and Congratulations!

Applicants who are admitted to the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po will be sent an official acceptance packet. This packet contains important, time-sensitive information about housing, student visas, Accepted Students Day, and the steps necessary to begin enrollment in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po. By confirming their intent to enroll in the 2015 entering class no later than May 1, 2015, admitted students will be sent additional information (including their Certificat de Scolarité and student ID number) from Sciences Po after this date to help them prepare for their transition to the Dual BA Program in the fall. 

Step 1: Campus Director Letter

Your campus director at Sciences Po will be an important resource in coordinating many aspects of your transition to Columbia University and Sciences Po. Please read this letter carefully for more information on enrollment. The Campus Director Letter can be accessed by logging in to your application profile.

Step 2: Acceptance Reply Form

In order to secure a place in the Fall 2015 class, you must complete the Acceptance Reply Form and submit the $500 USD deposit using a credit or debit card, or in the form of a U.S. check or money order made payable to Columbia University. You must reply by May 1, 2015 to secure a place in the program for the Fall 2015 semester.

To complete the form and submit your tuition deposit online, please log into your application profile.

If you prefer to submit a check or money order for payment of your tuition deposit, please download and complete a PDF copy of the Acceptance Reply Form.

Step 3: Submit Housing Application

Student housing is available for all Dual BA Program students. Because of high demand for housing in all Sciences Po locations, the timely submission of a housing application is strongly encouraged. Students interested in obtaining housing are advised to contact their campus housing liaison no later than May 15, 2015.

For more information, visit the housing section of the Sciences Po website. 

Step 4: Start Visa Application

Students who do not hold citizenship in a European Union member country must apply for the Extended Stay Visa with Residency Permit (VLS-TS). Students in need of a visa are advised to begin this process no later than May 15, 2015, and to ensure that their visa interview takes place no later than July 15, 2015, to allow for adequate processing time on their visa application.  Please note that the only information needed to secure a visa interview appointment is the student's valid passport number; other documentation can be submitted to Campus France or the issuing consulate after an appointment time is secured.  

For more information, visit the visa requirements section of the Sciences Po website.

Step 5: Admitted Students Day

You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for Admitted Students Day on the Columbia University Morningside Campus in New York City.

Additional Steps

Once you have completed steps one through five, please review further instructions regarding setting up your Columbia University UNI and email address, fulfilling immunization requirements, and the administrative registration process.

Minor Students
Minor students and their parents should review the information on the Minor Students page, as such students will have different requirements for various aspects of their transition to Sciences Po.

Apply for Scholarships
Students residing in the European Economic Area are encouraged to review the information on the European Scholarships page to determine whether they are eligible to apply for certain scholarships.