The School of General Studies of Columbia University is the finest liberal arts college in the United States created specifically for returning and nontraditional studentsthose with a break of a year or more in their educational pathsseeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time.

GS is also home to the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, the Joint Program with Jewish Theological Seminary and the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po.

Admission News

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April 17, 2014

The School of General Studies (GS) Office of Admissions announces a special weekend campus visit for prospective students on Sunday, May 4.

April 2, 2014

The Regular Decision application deadline for Fall 2014 enrollment is Sun., June 1.

January 23, 2014

The School of General Studies Admissions team will be traveling throughout the US this spring to introduce prospective students to our Ivy League degree for adult and returning students.