Session I: June 26- July 16
Session II: July 18- August 6
The summer program for high school students comprises two three-week sessions. Students may elect to attend both sessions or just one participants focus intensively on just one field of study per session.
Students have the option of living in the Columbia dorms (the Campus Immersion program) or communting from home (the Academic Immersion program). Application Deadline Mar 30, 2016
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the deadline date.
Admission RequirementsAdmission to the Summer Program for High School Students is selective. The admissions committee looks for talented, highly-motivated students who are interested in attending the program because they have a passion for learning and wish to enrich their knowledge of the particular field for which they are applying.
Though there are no set minimum requirements such as a particular GPA, the application materials should establish that the student has the necessary academic background and level of ability, motivation, and maturity necessary for the curricular option for which he or she is applying. Students must present evidence of the completion of any particular prerequisites identified in the individual program descriptions.
Because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and classes do fill up, sometimes even before the deadline, students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Applications and complete instructions can be found online at http://sps.columbia.edu/hs
Within a week of submitting an application, students receive instructions detailing how to check the receipt status of their applicaiton materials. Once application is complete, it normally takes 3-5 weeks to receive admissions decision.