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UNDERGRADUATE

The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created specifically for returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.

GS is also home to innovative dual and joint degree programs open to all students, including those applying directly from high school, in partnership with List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Sciences Po, Trinity College Dublin, Tel Aviv University, and City University of Hong Kong.

POSTBAC PREMED

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States.

With an internationally-recognized faculty, Columbia's commitment to postbaccalaureate premedical and prehealth students is proven by a placement rate of up to 90 percent of our graduates in American medical schools.

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Declaring a Major

Information about declaring a major or concentration.

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Departmental Events

Learn more about available fields of study at an upcoming departmental open house.

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Academic Resource Center
Academic Resource Center

Academic support for GS students including tutoring, help managing reading and writing assignments, research support, time management skills, and more.

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Clinical and Research Positions

Listing of open positions for Postbac Premed Program and undergraduate premedical and prehealth students.

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Transfer Students

In recent years, more than 75 percent of undergraduate students in our entering classes transferred credit to Columbia.

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U.S. Military Veterans

GS makes a traditional Columbia undergraduate education accessible to eligible veterans.

71 Students Inducted into GS Honor Society

On Thursday, February 27, faculty, staff, friends, and family gathered at Columbia’s Faculty House to celebrate the induction of 71 students into the School of General Studies Honor Society. The GS Honor Society was created in 1997 to recognize the exceptional academic achievements of GS students who have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.8 in more than 30 points of academic coursework at Columbia.

Fashion Designer Finds Fulfillment and Success on Path to Medical School

The Columbia University Postbac Premed Program gives students with their bachelor’s degrees—whether they’ve built a successful career in another field or are just realizing their passion—the opportunity to complete the necessary requirements for medical school with tailored support. Alumna Sheng Chow left behind her career in fashion and was able to accelerate her path to medical school through the Program’s linkage partnerships after enrolling in 2015. Now, three years later, Chow is fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a doctor at the Columbia Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Three GS Alumni Selected as 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

Earlier this month, three GS alumni were selected to join the highly-selective Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2021. Only around three percent of this year’s applicants, which include students from 41 countries and 108 universities, were accepted to the graduate fellowship program.

Student Services

There are many resources available to you as a student to help you succeed in your academic career. 

Academic Advising

The Dean of Students Office is the primary advising resource for undergraduate students at GS.

Academic Resource Center

Dedicated to supporting the diverse nontraditional student body at GS in achieving academic excellence.

Tutoring

Wherever you are on the road to mastery, our tutors are here to help.

Help Rooms

We have help rooms for math, chemistry, physics, statistics, and writing that are open to all students.

Jumpstart Series

Jumpstart your first semester at Columbia and get a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed.

Student Organizations

We encourage students to become involved in programs and activities that enhance their educational experience.

Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about the School of General Studies, including curriculum details, program requirements, financial aid, and the application process.

Upcoming Dates

Undergraduate Online Information Session
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Undergraduate Online Information Session
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 05:00 PM until 07:00 PM

Undergraduate Online Information Session
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 05:00 PM until 07:00 PM

Additional Information Sessions and Campus Visits

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Information Sessions

Join us for an upcoming information session to learn more about the Postbac Premed Program, including curriculum details, program requirements, financial aid, and the application process. 

Upcoming Dates

Postbac Premed Program Online Information Session
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 05:30 PM until 07:00 PM

Postbac Premed Program Online Information Session
Friday, April 10, 2020 at 04:00 PM until 05:00 PM

Postbac Premed Program Online Information Session
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 06:00 PM until 07:00 PM

Additional Information Sessions and Campus Visits

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Contact Us | Visit

The best way to understand GS is to visit us. We recommend that prospective students register for an information session and student-led campus tour to get the most of their visit to Columbia's undergraduate college for nontraditional students.

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Phone: +1 (212) 854-2772
Toll Free: (800) 895-1169

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Columbia University School of General Studies
408 Lewisohn Hall, MC 4101
2970 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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