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. 

A non-refundable application fee of $75 (payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover only) is due at the time of application submission.

Please see the Application Process webpage for the specific application requirements of each program.


Degree Programs (All Degree Program Applications are no longer accepting applications. Applications for 2025 entry will be available in September 2024.)
January 3, 2024:
January 15, 2024:*Applicants may only submit one degree application, with the exception of approved dual degree programs. Please see the GSAPP website for the approved dual degree programs. Dual degree candidates must submit a separate application for each program.

Non-Degree Programs 
Rolling Admission:
August 1 (Fall term) / December 1 (Spring term):
Ph.D. Programs (Ph.D. applications are now available through the GSAS website.)
December 14, 2023: (All PhD Program Applications are no longer accepting applications. Applications for 2025 entry will be available in September 2024.)
January 4, 2024:Please note that the Ph.D. in Architecture, Ph.D. in Historic Preservation, and Ph.D. in Urban Planning programs are administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The online application as well as instructions, deadlines, and procedures are available on the GSAS website.

Decision notifications for degree granting programs are expected to be available by mid-March.


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.


Join us for an Admissions Q&A Zoom Session scheduled through the year up to the application deadlines.  View dates and register HERE.

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Returning users:

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First-time users:

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