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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.

Columbia University and Trinity College Dublin Celebrate First Dual BA Graduating Class

This year, the first cohort of 21 students from the Trinity-Columbia Dual BA Program graduated alongside their peers at GS Class Day. Inaugurated in November 2017, the Program offers students an international educational experience spanning two continents and cosmopolitan cities. 

Dual BA Alumna Works to Bring Diversity and Authenticity to Popular Cinema

As part of the production team of Marvel’s Moon Knight and in her own burgeoning film career, Dual BA alumna Hayat Aljowaily ‘20GS is telling cinematic stories that demonstrate the creative and commercial benefits of expanding representation.

Alumni Connect and Celebrate School’s 75th Anniversary at Reunion Weekend

Last weekend—and for the first time in three years—hundreds of GS alumni, friends of the School, and their guests returned to the Morningside Campus to reconnect, celebrate, and enjoy several new and exciting events during Reunion.

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, June 29, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 20, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 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

Thursday, July 14, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 04, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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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