1. Submit Final Transcripts:
Incoming students must submit their final transcripts to Columbia University to officially enroll and be eligible for classes.
2. Register for Classes:
New students must register for the appropriate courses to begin classes on time. This can be done through an online portal or with assistance from a student advisor.
3. Set Up Financial Aid:
Incoming students need to set up financial aid before arriving at the campus so that they have all the necessary funding available upon arrival.
4. Purchase Books and Supplies:
Students should purchase any necessary course materials such as textbooks, notebooks, and other supplies before their first day of class.
5. Find Housing:
Finding housing for the academic year is a critical step in the process of becoming a new student at Columbia. Students should begin their search early to ensure they have suitable accommodations upon arrival.
6. Attend Orientation:
Attending orientation is an important part of transitioning into college and learning about all the resources available on campus. During orientation, students will also be able to meet other incoming students, faculty, and staff who can help guide them throughout their first semester.
7. Familiarize Yourself with Campus:
New students should take the time to become familiar with the campus before classes start so that they are comfortable navigating around when school begins.
8. Check Your Email:
Checking your university-affiliated email address is important to stay up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the school.
9. Sign Up for Health Services:
All new students must sign up for health services through their university. This ensures that they have access to medical care as well as any other health-related services available on campus.