Dec 06, 2023  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar

Columbia’s academic year consists of two 15-week semesters (fall and spring) and a summer session. While the usual term of a class is 15 weeks, some subjects may be offered in shorter periods, ranging from three to eight weeks. Such intensive segments meet more frequently than traditional 15-week courses. Courses are scheduled during the day and evening as well as on Saturdays. The January session (J-Session), part of the spring semester, is designed to offer concentrated learning experiences usually unavailable in the regular semester. Such courses are designed for both the matriculating and non-matriculating undergraduate student and may include, but are not limited to, immersion, intensive research, travel, certification, internships, master classes, community service, and workshops. Please see Academic Calendar .