Current Students

Summer at GS

Being part of the GS and Columbia communities is more than simply attending classes. It’s about being able to exchange ideas, connect with classmates, and participate in activities - learn more about what Columbia is offering via its dynamic, online environment this summer.

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. 

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 Positions

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

Declaring a Major or Concentration

In addition to the Core, all undergraduate students must fulfill the requirements for a major to qualify for a bachelor's degree from Columbia, and may declare a major as early as their first semester provided they have completed at least 45 points toward the degree, with at least 12 points in progress at Columbia.

International Students Guide

Provides information for international students regarding academic and student life at Columbia, work authorization, career advising, housing, wellness, and more.

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.



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.


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

Writing Center

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

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.

Learn More about GS Peer Advisors

Planning Your Future