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.

 DeadlineTo Do 
Before May 1

Activate Law School LawNet account

May 1

Submit the university apartment housing application

Complete Computer-Based Training

Complete New Student Technology Guide

May 15Complete Financial Aid Questionnaire and loan application materials.
June 1Deadline to submit a written request for deferral to the Office of Admissions to [email protected]
June 15 

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

2. Dual Degree Advising: email Jordan Carr ([email protected]

or Timur Pakay ([email protected]) JD/MBA ONLY

3. Submit immunization requirements documentation

  • MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
  • Meningitis decision
  • COVID-19 & Seasonal influenza (Strongly recommended)
End of June

Columbia University's Student Financial Services finalizes 2024–2025 cost of attendance, as well as deadlines and options for submitting payment. 

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

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

Mid July

Register for accommodations 

Open enrollment for insurance begins

July 18Submit your CUID photo
End of July

Peer Mentor Program application due

Register for Connecting Columbia Law

August 1

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

Office of University Life Tutorials due

August 19–21Orientation
August 22–August 30Legal Methods I
September 2Labor 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.