Admission

Applying to Teachers College

For complete information regarding admission to Teachers College, please refer to the Office of Admission website at www.tc.edu/admissions. 

About the Application Process

Teachers College is a graduate school of education. To be eligible for admission to any/all programs, applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. International applicants must hold, or be in the process of obtaining, the equivalent of a 120-credit U.S. baccalaureate degree.

Teachers College admits students for Spring, Summer, and Fall entry. However, not all programs or degree levels are available for all entry terms. The application for degree admission opens each year in early September for the following Spring, Summer, and Fall entry terms. Applicants may apply to only one program per term (Summer, Fall, and Spring).

A complete list of available programs, degrees, and entry terms can be found at www.tc.edu/programs.

All admission decisions are final. Specific details regarding an applicant's admission decision are confidential and not shared with anyone external to the admission committee.

How to Apply

The Teachers College application for admission is available at www.tc.edu/apply.

The complete Teachers College application consists of the application form and supplemental materials, which vary depending on the program and degree.

Admission requirements and application instructions may be found at www.tc.edu/apply.

Application Deadlines

Only complete applications will be eligible for review. An application is considered complete when all required application materials are received by the Office of Admission by the designated, posted deadline.

Deadlines vary according to degree and program. Deadlines are posted at www.tc.edu/programs.

Please note: Applications for admission received after the posted deadline(s) may be considered on a space-available basis.

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID) ensures that programs and services at Teachers College are physically, programmatically, and attitudinally accessible to individuals with disabilities. Equal access is achieved through individualized responses addressing the needs of individuals with conditions including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, or mobility impairments; medical conditions; or learning disabilities that affect one or more academic activities. Students who seek accommodations should contact OASID directly.  For more information, visit www.tc.columbia.edu/oasid.

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Continuing its long-standing policy to support active equality for all persons, Teachers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression, or any other criterion specified by federal, state, or local laws, in the administration of its admissions, employment, and educational policies or scholarship, loan, athletic, and other school-administered programs.

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