Which type of student are you? Discover your application requirements below
FreshmanYou’ve completed high school, home school, or a GED (called HiSET in some states) by the time you enroll at Columbia. You have not enrolled in coursework at a post-secondary college or university.
TransferYou’ve completed high school, home school, or a GED (called HiSET in some states) and have enrolled in at least 1 credit hour at a post-secondary college or university.
GraduateYou’ve earned a bachelor’s degree (or are nearly finished with one) and are interested in earning a master of arts, master of fine arts, or master of arts management.
Second Bachelor'sYou’ve completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university and are interested in earning another bachelor’s degree.
ReturningYou were previously enrolled at Columbia and paused your studies for one year or longer. Welcome back!
Nondegree SeekingYou’re 18 or older and are interested in taking individual classes at Columbia, but you’re not seeking a degree.