New Student Checklist

To ensure your enrollment process goes smoothly, please complete the following tasks by the dates listed:

  To-Do Items Due
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid. ASAP

Submit the Field Education Placement Form (full-time students only; Columbia e-mail account and a PDF or Microsoft Word copy of your resumé are required) Note: The Field Education Department requires this form of all incoming full-time students for capturing key information for use in determining your field placement.

3. Submit the Registration Form: 16-Month Program | Two-Year Program | Extended and Reduced Residency Program | Advanced Standing Program | Transfer Program | Online Campus | 5-term International Student Program. The submission of this form confirms your plan to enroll at the School and informs the Office of Student Services of pertinent information that may affect your class schedule. ASAP
4. Activate your University Network ID (UNI) and Columbia University e-mail. Your UNI will not be created until your tuition deposit has been received. ASAP
5. International Students Only: Apply for a student visa. ASAP
6. Submit immunizations documentation for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR Form). NOTE: You will not be able to register for classes without completing the New York State immunization requirements. November 30, 2015
7. If you have not already done so, send in your final, official transcript(s) showing undergraduate degree received and date awarded to Columbia School of Social Work, Admissions Office, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. December 1, 2015
8. Submit a photo for your CU ID card (UNI & PW required). December 1, 2015
9. Students have the option of taking a statistics waivers exam before the beginning of their first term to demonstrate their proficiency in statistics. Successful completion of the statistics waiver exam will exempt the student from taking the course during their first semester of enrollment.  Learn more about waiver exams.  Learn more about T6009 - Intro. to Statistics. December 1, 2015
10. Dual Degree Students Only: Mail or e-mail your acceptance letter from the partner school to Columbia School of Social Work, Office of Student Services, 1255 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. December 1, 2015
11. To receive disability accommodations, register with the Office of Disability Services December 1, 2015
12. If you register for any online courses, read this Online Student Agreement (PDF: 1 page), sign it, and submit via email to December 1, 2015
13. Apply for transfer credit. January 5, 2016