Columbia University

Common App


Transfer Deadline

Mar. 15 (F)

Essay Questions
Common Apps
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (150 words or fewer, 1000 character maximum). 
  • Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
  • Include any additional information that you would like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualifications, etc. (1000 characters)
  • Please tell us what you find most appealing about Columbia and why. (1500 characters)
  • For applicants to The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, please tell us what attracts you specifically to the study of engineering. (1500 characters)

  • SAT I or ACT: required
  • SAT II: optional
  • Recommendation letter(s): 2
  • Minimum credits: 24
  • Others
Potential transfers are expected to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 overall; Columbia Engineering candidates are strongly encouraged to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their mathematics and science courses.
  • Documents
    • The Common Application
    • Columbia Supplement to The Common Application
    • The $80 application fee
    • An official high school transcript (from all schools attended)
    • An official college transcript (from all schools attended)
    • SAT or ACT scores (and TOEFL /IELTS scores if necessary)
    • Two letters of recommendation (College Instructor Evaluation) from a college professor
    • A Statement of Good Standing (College Official's Report) from the current institution

Contact Info
  • Address
212 Hamilton Hall, Mail Code 2807
1130 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
United States of America
  • Phone: 212-854-2522
  • Fax: 212-854-3393
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