Current Students

Academic Advising

Academic advisors counsel students on their course selections each term, and approve all courses counted toward fulfilling the core requirements, including transfer courses. GS advisors are a resource on matters both academic and personal. 


Tutors support all students, whether it's a matter of confusion with one or two concepts, feeling overwhelmed by a class, or looking to move from "pretty good" to "great" in a subject area.

Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries is a top-tier academic research library, serving one of the world's most important centers of research and learning.


Fellowships are funded opportunities offered by organizations to help students further their education, acquire skills, and broaden their horizons both personally and professionally.

Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) is dedicated to supporting the diverse nontraditional student body at GS in achieving academic excellence.

Clinical and Research Opportunities

Premedical students have access to opportunities at major medical research centers, superb medical schools, and the largest municipal hospital system in the United States.

Writing Center

Writing Center consultants offer feedback and strategies to help students improve at every stage of their writing, from brainstorming to final drafts.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs enhance a Columbia education, with more than 150 programs either sponsored or approved by Columbia in foreign countries around the world.


International Students and Scholars Office

ISSO offers many services for international students as well as American citizens and permanent residents who have studied in a foreign country.

GS Peer Advisors are students who wish to provide support and advice about the opportunities and challenges at Columbia. Peer Advisors are available to discuss academics, campus resources, personal concerns, and the transition to the School of General Studies.

Peer Advisors are available to meet with students by appointment, and they also hold weekly walk-in hours in the GS Lounge.

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