Registration and Required Documentation

Learn a bit more about registration services and steps you can take to set up your profile and see your courses.



The Law School’s Office of Registration Services manages student academic records in order to help students complete their academic requirements and attain bar application certification. The office also handles the curriculum schedule; administration of all Law School exams; the academic calendar; and the implementation of academic policies, procedures, and regulations.

See detailed requirements for the J.D. degree on the Rules for the J.D. Degree page.

We look forward to welcoming you to Columbia, and to working with you throughout your studies.

Your UNI, which includes initials and arbitrary numbers, is key to accessing restricted library information online, student grades, billing, and registration information.

All students will receive UNI activation instructions from the Office of Admissions five to seven business days after submitting their seat deposit. UNIs are managed and supported by Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT).

To find and activate your UNI, visit the Manage My UNI page. UNIs must be activated by May 15. 

When you log in, please remember to type your UNI in lowercase.

PID/C Number or Student ID Number
The C Number/PID, or Student ID, is a nine-digit identification number that is assigned to students upon admission to Columbia University. The number, which is always preceded by the letter “c,” is used by the University's Office of the Registrar and other departments to keep track of enrollment and academic records. The PID is emailed to you by Admissions, along with housing application information.

If you would like to find your C Number, log in to Student Services Online (SSOL) with your UNI and password, click on the “Academic Profile” link, then select “Show my name and personal data.” C Numbers are managed and supported by Columbia University Information Technology (CUIT).

The CUID, or Columbia University ID, is the official ID card for Columbia students, faculty, and staff. CUID is a card, not a number.

Your undergraduate degree-granting institution must send us an original, final, official transcript showing the conferral of your degree by August 1, 2020.

In addition, you must provide an original, official transcript from each postsecondary institution at which you matriculated for a degree, including those from which you transferred. Transcripts from study abroad that are not included on your degree-granting institution’s transcript must also be submitted.

In most instances, we will be able to use the transcripts included in your LSAC CAS reports as long as these transcripts were final copies and include the degree conferred and conferral date.

Failure to submit undergraduate transcripts by October 1, 2020, may result in your withdrawal from the Law School.

If a final transcript will not be available prior to August 1, 2020, please write to the Admissions Office at [email protected] as soon as possible to explain your circumstances.

Send all transcripts to:

Columbia Law School
Office of Admissions
435 West 116th Street
MC 4004
New York, NY 10027

Dean's Certification
Dean's Certifications are required from each institution at which you matriculated for a degree (including graduate programs and any school from which you may have transferred). Dean’s Certifications should be emailed by the institution to [email protected].

You can also send a copy to the Office of Admissions:

Columbia Law School
Office of Admissions
435 West 116th Street
MC 4004
New York, NY 10027

Some schools use their own form for this purpose. These are sufficient as long as they contain the requisite information.

Proof of Immunization
New York State (NYS) law requires all students taking six or more credit hours to adequately document immunization to measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) before registering at a NYS college or university.

Full compliance with this law must be demonstrated before the start of your first term at Columbia University. Please submit proof of your immunization by June 15, 2020.

A hold will be placed on your registration and records if you do not submit the necessary documentation, which means you cannot do the following:

  • View your schedule online.
  • Sign up for class seating charts for courses.
  • Access your financial aid funds.

Contact Us

Office of Registration Services

500 William & June Warren Hall (5th Floor), 1125 Amsterdam Avenue (between 116th & 115th Streets)