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Office of Admission

Application Instructions for Non-Degree Programs

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

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Non-Degree Programs

  • 1. Complete Non-Degree Online Application Form

    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

    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.

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

    Please visit International Student section for more information.

  • 4. Submit Application

    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.
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