GSAPP Online Application For Admission

To create an application, scroll to the bottom of the page and select "Create an account" if you're a first-time user, or "Log in" if you're a returning user.  

Applicants must submit all materials directly, not through an agent or third-party vendor, with the following exceptions: submissions by the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program and its three partner agencies IIE, LASPAU and AMIDEAST; submissions by the Danish-American Fulbright Commission (DAF); and submissions by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD). In addition, the applicant will be required to attest to the accuracy and authenticity of all information and documents submitted to Columbia. If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact the Office of Admissions at 

Failure to submit complete, accurate, and authentic application documents consistent with these instructions may result in denial or revocation of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, expulsion, or eventual revocation of degree. Applicants may be required to assist admissions staff and faculty involved in admission reviews in the verification of all documents and statements made in documents submitted by students as part of the application review process. 

Application Deadlines

Degree Programs
January 3rd:
Master of Architecture

January 15th:
M.S. Advanced Architectural Design
M.S. Architecture and Urban Design
M.S. Urban Planning
M.S. Historic Preservation
M.S. Real Estate Development
M.S. Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture

Dual degree candidates must submit a separate application for each program. Please see here for the approved dual degree programs.

Non-Degree Programs
Rolling Admission

Shape of City: New York/Paris
Intro to Architecture
Visiting Scholar

August 15th (Fall term)
Special Student

December 1 (Spring term)
Special Student 

Please see HERE for specific program application requirements.

An application fee of $75 (payable by Visa or MasterCard only) is due at the time of application submission.

Ph.D. Programs
January 4th:
Ph.D. in Architecture
Ph.D. in Urban Planning

The Ph.D. programs are administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). All application instructions, deadlines and procedures are available on the GSAS website.


Applicants who wish to apply for Student Loans and Work Study should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Please note that although there is no official deadline for the FAFSA, Columbia University Student Financial Planning requires 4-6 weeks to prepare a Financial Aid Package. Applicants should plan accordingly if they wish to receive notice of federal funding by April 1st.


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