Newly Admitted Students
Newly Admitted Students
Welcome, and congratulations!
Applicants who are admitted to the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program will be sent an official acceptance packet. The packet contains important, time-sensitive information about institutional and federal financial aid, housing, and the steps necessary to begin enrollment in the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program.
Step 1: Complete the Acceptance Reply Form and Send the Deposit
In order to secure a place in the entering class, students must send in the Acceptance Reply Form as well as a $500 deposit in the form of a check or money order made payable to Columbia University.
If you deferred your offer of admission from a previous semester, you must confirm your attendance for the upcoming semester by submitting the Acceptance Reply Form.
Step 2: Register for Math and Chemistry Placement Exams
Math and Chemistry Placement Exams are required for some students. To determine whether you should take one or both of the placement exams, or to register, visit the Placement Exams site.
Step 3: Register for a Mandatory Postbac Planning Session (PPS) and Tour
The mandatory Postbac Planning Session provides new students with an overview of academic requirements and an introduction to GS policies. An hour and a half prior to the PPS, new students are invited to attend a student-led campus tour.
Once you attend a PPS, you will be able to meet with your advisor who will register you for classes.
Step 4: Housing Application
If you are interested in obtaining University housing, you are advised to complete the online housing application as soon as possible (login information is included in your acceptance packet).
Step 5: Complete Immunization Documentation
New York State Law requires that all students must document their immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella. To do so, you must submit the Columbia University Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Form to the Columbia Health Immunization Compliance Office.
Read more about immunization requirements.
Step 6: Orientation
This mandatory event on Monday, August 31 and Tuesday, September 1, 2015 is designed to introduce you to your fellow students and the stimulating intellectual and social environment of Columbia University.
New Student Checklist
The New Student Checklist lists additional activities that may help facilitate your transition to Columbia.