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.


 Deadline To Do 

Complete FAFSA

Before May 10

Activate Law School LawNet account

  • Add name pronunciation
  • Record sound file pronunciation of your name
  • Add emergency contact information
  • Add emergency contact person
  • Designate your pronouns

Activate Columbia University UNI/Lionmail email account

May 10

Submit the university apartment housing application

Complete Computer-Based Training

Complete New Student Technology Guide

May 15 Complete financial aid questionnaire
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

June 25

Public Interest/Public Services Fellows Application due

1L Advocates Program Application due

End of June

Columbia University's Student Financial Services finalizes 2021–2022 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 23 Upload proof of Covid-19 Vaccine
July 29

Connecting Columbia Law Registration

Peer Mentor Program Application

August 1

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

August Office of University Life Tutorials due

August 23-25


August 26-September 3 Legal Methods I

September 6

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.