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Through its four core areas of expertise - health, education, leadership, and psychology - Teachers College prepares educators, psychologists, policy makers and planners for the challenges they will face in their careers.
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Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Teachers College, Columbia University.  Please review our application instructions!

Non-Degree Programs

1. Complete Non-Degree Online Application Form

When completing the Online Application Form, use a single email address that will not expire before your desired term of entry, as it will be used for all correspondence from the Office of Admission.

2. Upload proof of Conferred Baccalaureate Degree

Proof of a Conferred Baccalaureate Degree includes a copy or photocopy of your official transcript, a photocopy of your diploma, proof of New York State Teaching Certification, or your official transcript.  Applicants who received their baccalaureate degree outside the United States or Canada, must submit a course-by-course evaluation.  Please visit WEBSITE for more information.

3. If required, submit scores from an accepted English proficiency exam.

Please visit International Student section for more information.

4. Submit Application

In order to officially submit the application you must click submit, pay the application fee ($65), and electronically sign the application.  Only after these three steps are completed, will your application be submitted to the Office of Admission.


  • Not all programs or courses are available to students with Non-Degree status. Applicants are encouraged to confirm the availability of their desired courses prior to applying for Non-Degree Status. Visit the schedule of classes for more information.
  • Non-Degree students may take up to 16 credits. Only 8 of these credits may be credited toward minimum requirements in the major field if admitted to a degree-program.
  • There are no final deadlines for admission to Non-Degree Status, but it is recommended to apply well before the start of classes for your desired term of entry. Same-day processing is not guaranteed.
  • Non-Degree admission does not guarantee admission as a Degree student.
  • You cannot submit both a Degree application and Non-Degree application for the same entry term.
  • Financial Aid, Housing, Academic Advisement, and Student Visa Sponsorship are not available to Non-Degree students.

Workshops and Certificates

Teachers College, Columbia University’s Continuing Professional Studies (CPS) offers non-credit programs that are designed to take both a practical and innovative approach to professional development and learning.

We offer educational and corporate development programs that leverage TC’s world-renowned faculty and thought leadership in our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership, and psychology. 

TC’s CPS programs are delivered in a variety of convenient formats that include: 

  • Short-format workshops 
  • Professional certificate programs
  • Leading-edge conferences
  • E-learning
  • Custom programs

The Continuing Professional Studies team at Teachers College, Columbia University partners with outside organizations to design, develop, and implement customized professional development programs.  

TC’s Custom Programs are tailored to achieve specific organizational objectives and are held at the Teachers College, Columbia University campus in New York City, or at a location of your choice.

  • Professional certificate programs 
  • Leading-edge conferences 
  • E-learning 
  • Custom programs

See the Continuing and Professional Studies Website