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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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2021-2022 COVID-19 Updates
2021-2022 COVID-19 Updates

Information about the resources available to students and the University's response to COVID-19.

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U.S. Military Veterans

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

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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.

GS Alumna Named Marshall Scholar For Work with Haitian Literature and Cultural Studies

Bérénice Sylverain ‘20GS was one of 41 scholars from across the U.S. awarded the 2022 Marshall Scholarship. She is GS' first-ever Marshall Scholar and will pursue two degrees at the University of Oxford in the fall.

In Their Own Words | Discovering the Intersection of Art and Medicine

First-year Postbac student Aloicia (Chaieun) Lee shares her journey from being an animator to Columbia GS and how the connections between art and medicine inspired her to change career paths.

GS Alumna Works to Uplift New York City’s Underserved Communities

Evelin Collado '10GS was part of the New York City Council team behind Int. 1867, a law that went into effect this month giving 800,000 noncitizen permanent residents in New York City the right to vote in local elections.

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.

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.

Student Lounge

Open 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, January 26, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 02, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday, February 04, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, February 09, 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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