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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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Fall 2021 Updates
Fall 2021 Updates

Information about the upcoming Fall 2021 semester and resources available to students in the School's response to COVID-19.

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Summer at GS

Take advantage of this unique Columbia summer and make progress toward your educational goals with robust course offerings that can satisfy both Core and major requirements.

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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.

Columbia University School of General Studies nontraditional Bachelor of Arts degree graduates
Give to GS

Your support ensures GS can continue to provide nontraditional students with an unparalleled undergraduate Ivy League education.

Postbac Students Reimagine Medical School Fair in the Midst of a Pandemic

This year’s Columbia University Medical School Fair saw the largest attendee turnout in its history for the traditionally one-day on-campus event, that instead spanned over the course of several weeks in the Spring 2021 semester and allowed students to engage in more one-on-one conversations with prospective medical schools and programs. 

GS Alumna Advocates for Diversity in the Beauty Industry

Pritika Swarup’s ’21GS journey has been anything but traditional. Having graduated this past spring with a degree in financial economics, Swarup is learning from her past experiences, investing in herself, and preparing to take the beauty industry by storm with her new skincare brand, Prakti.

Alumnus Pursues Frontier of Data Science in Healthcare

Andrew Satz '15GS, '18SEAS is the founder of EVQLV, which uses data science to tackle some of healthcare’s major challenges. An ambitious alumnus, he reflects on his GS experience and discusses the future implications of his business.

Upcoming Events

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.

Virtual Peer Advising

Peer Advisors are available to discuss academics, campus resources, personal concerns, and the transition to the School of General Studies.

Tutoring

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

Student Organizations

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

Virtual Student Lounge

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to support and connect GS students to to study, socialize, connect, and interact. 

Information Sessions

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

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, July 28, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday, August 06, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, August 11, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 18, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Aerial view of the Columbia Morningside Campus looking downtown.

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

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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