Enrollment Checklist and Important Dates

Please keep the following dates and deadlines in mind to ensure a smooth transition into the Columbia Law School community.



June 1
Deadline to submit a written request for deferral to the Office of Admissions to [email protected].

June 15

June 18

End of June
Columbia University's Student Financial Services finalizes 2020–2021 cost of attendance, as well as deadlines and options for submitting payment

July 1

  • Submit $150 deposit refund written request if withdrawing to [email protected]
  • International student grant recipients: submit approved loan and visa documentation to Financial Aid Office

July 3

July 10

  • Submit 1L self-assessment survey

July 15

July 16

August 1

August 7

  • Submit Pre-Haven and Welcome to Columbia tutorials

August 13

  • Complete Title IX Training

August 14

September 2

  • Connecting Columbia Law

September 3-4

  • Orientation

September 7

  • Labor Day: No Classes

September 8-11

  • Legal Methods I

September 13

September 15

  • First day of full-semester classes for 1Ls

September 30

  • Elect or waive student health insurance
    • All students are required to carry health insurance while enrolled at Columbia University.
    • International students are required to carry the University Student insurance policy.