Enrollment Checklist and Important Dates

Please check this page regularly for updates as some of these dates may change as our partner offices finalize their schedules.

 Deadline To Do 

Complete FAFSA

Before May 1

Activate Law School LawNet account

  • Add phonetic pronunciation of your full name
  • Add recorded pronunciation of your full name (instructions)
  • Add emergency contact information
  • Add emergency contact person
  • Designate your pronouns

Activate Columbia University UNI/LionMail email account

May 1

Submit the university apartment housing application

Complete Computer-Based Training

Complete New Student Technology Guide

May 15

Complete Financial Aid Questionnaire and loan application materials.

June 1 Deadline to submit a written request for deferral to the Office of Admissions to [email protected]
June 15 

Submit Dean's Certification(s) to the Office of Admissions

Submit immunization requirements documentation

  • MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Meningitis decision
  • COVID-19
  • Dual Degree Advising (email Timur Pakay (JD/MBA only) or Jordan Carr)

June 20 

Deadline to for the Max Berger '71 Public Interest/Public Service Fellows application

End of June

Columbia University's Student Financial Services finalizes 2023–2024 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 14
July 15

Open enrollment for insurance begins


Late July

Peer Mentor Program application due

Late July Register for Connecting Columbia Law

August 1

Submit final, official academic transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions

August 12 Office of University Life Tutorials due

August 21–23


August 24–September 1 Legal Methods I

September 4

Labor Day: No Classes

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.