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TESOL Certificate Program
Teachers College, Columbia University
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TESOL Certificate Program

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applying to the TESOL Certificate Program

Application Checklist

  • Completed application, including the personal essay
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Current CV or resume
  • Official transcripts (a Bachelors degree or equivalent is required to attend this program.)
  • Official copies of language proficiency test scores (non-native English speakers only)
  • $50 application fee
  • $75 administrative fee (for international applicants only)

International Students: Click here for important information.


Official copies of your transcripts should be sent to the address below. We will accept unofficial copies of your transcripts pending official versions.

TESOL Certificate Program
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th Street, Box 66
New York, New York 10027-6696

Application Deadlines

International Student Application Deadline: April 1st, 2015
Domestic Application Deadline: May 1st, 2015

It will take up to two weeks to process the complete application.


  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $75 administrative fee (for international applicants only)
  • $6,800 full tuition due by June 1st

If you are accepted, we require a $500 non-refundable deposit within two weeks of your date of acceptance or by May 15th. The remainder of tuition will need to be paid by June 1st. 

We will accept credit cards and electronic checks.

For in person payment of tuition, checks will be accepted. Please make checks payable toTeachers College, Columbia University.


If you are a former student and would like to request copies of your transcript, please click the link below. Each copy of your trnscript costs $15.00. Once you have submitted your payment, please send us an email at with detailed instructions, including how you would like to receive your transcripts. If you would like them mailed, please include the name of the person or department and address. If you need transcripts mailed outside of the United States, please contact our office as the fee for transcripts will be higher.

Click here to make a payment with a credit card.

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