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Pre-College Program (PCP)
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Columbia University

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Pre-College Program (PCP)

Teachers College, Columbia University


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We are glad that you and your child(ren) are interested in the Pre-College Program at Teachers College. We believe that parental involvement is a key ingredient in each student's success. Upon your child(ren)'s acceptance into the program, we will ask you to sign a Parent's Pledge (click here to view pledge). For more information, please visit the following links: Academic Policy, Activity, Personal Safety.

Communication with Parents

PCP Program considers it essentially critical to keep our parents always in the know about students academic progress and overall updates, so that our students get continuous progress and flourish at all fronts receiving support through coordinated efforts among teachers, program and parents.

Every month, PCP program sends an individualized monthly newsletter to parents, providing and reminding information in the following categories

  • Key announcements on academics, logistics etc.
  • Major academic and social events
  • Academic report from every course students are taking (in Sep and December parents will receive semester score and progress report)
  • Mock Test Results
  • Attendance

Program coordinators will also set up group conference calls or individual calls with parents to address their specific concerns if there is a need.

Student Activities Away from Campus

Before students make any travel plans requiring an overnight stay, they must notify the Program staff in writing and complete the required travel form. The form must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the trip--a precaution to ensure the students' safety. Failure to submit the required form for overnight stay will be considered a safety violation, and may result in disciplinary consequences, such as expulsion from the Program and deportation from the United States.

Please click here for a copy of the Travel Consent Form.