Enrollment Checklist and Important Dates

Dates for Fall 2023 will be updated this summer.


 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
June 24

Deadline to apply for the Public Interest/Public Service Fellows Program

End of June

Columbia University's Student Financial Services finalizes 2022–2023 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 15

Open enrollment for insurance begins

Submit photograph for CUID

July 28

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 22–24


August 25–September 2 Legal Methods I

September 5

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.