Essential Policies for the Columbia Community

Policies and regulations help guide members of the University community. Essential Policies for the Columbia Community is a central resources for a broad range of topics at Columbia. Included are policies that govern attendance, alcohol and drugs, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, sexual assault, event protocols, partisan political activity, and leaves of absence, as well as the Policy on Access to Student Records under the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. Essential Policies also contains consumer information for enrolled and prospective students.

You are expected to read and familiarize yourself with the full text of these policies, which are available online.


Deadlines Info

30 Days Before Registration

Submit proof of MMR immunity at least 30 days before class registration.*

Certify your meningitis vaccination decision online before class registration.

*If admitted less than 30 days before registration, your ability to register will be on hold until your MMR documentation is received and processed.

2 Weeks Before Your School Orientation

Submit a photo online for your University ID card. You will be able to pick up your card when you arrive on campus.

August 14, 2017 (All day)

First Fall E-Bill statement emailed to students. Includes activity through Summer Term, estimated Fall Term charges and anticipated credits, and a 1.5% late payment charge on unpaid previous balances.

September 15, 2017 (All day)

Payment Due Date for the First Fall E-Bill Statement. Visit the Student Financial Services website for the complete Billing Schedule.

September 30, 2017 - 11:59pm

Confirm insurance selection.

Past Deadlines

April 26, 2017 (All day)

Last day to enroll in the monthly payment plan (Spring term only). Enrollment for the Spring term begins on November 15, 2016.