Graduate Admissions

Welcome to Columbia!

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and our classrooms this fall.  Below you will find a list of valuable resources for incoming students.  If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Confirm Your Intention to Enroll

Did you recieve your acceptance letter?  Please let us know whether or not you will be accepting our offer for admission.

Pay Your Confirmation Deposit

Do you plan to enroll in the Fall?  Be sure to pay your $450 confirmation deposit by the deadline listed on your acceptance letter. 

Financial Planning

How do you plan to pay for graduate school?  Our Student Financial Services website can help you create a plan and secure funding.

Required Documents

Before you can enroll at Columbia, we will require a few documents.  Please click the above link to learn what extra documents are necessary.

International Students

Don't forget about your Visa!  Here is all of the information you'll need about securing the correct paperwork to enter the United States.

Relocation Guide

Are you new to the Chicago area, and looking for apartments here for the first time?  This Graduate Relocation Guide is designed to help you navigate the rental process.

Graduate Orientation

Don't miss Graduate Orientation in August!

Connect with Other Incoming Students on Facebook

Want to meet your cohort?  Looking for a roommate?  Interested in learning about what current students and alumni are up to?  Be sure to "like" Columbia's Graduate Facebook page and post on the wall!


If you've got questions, we've got answers!  Check out some of these new student frequently asked questions.