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Home 2. Continue Your Story | Columbia University School of General Studies Continue Your Story | Columbia University School of General Studies Community college students looking to learn more, immigrants fulfilling their dreams, entrepreneurs & veterans, the Ivy League is within your reach! Columbia University School of General Studies (GS) is the only college of its kind created to meet the needs of returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional, Ivy League undergraduate degree full or part time. When you join us, you’ll become a fully integrated member of the global Columbia undergraduate community and learn from world-renowned faculty. You’ll be guided by dedicated academic advisors experienced in supporting nontraditional students and have access to extensive research-backed support programs. Request More Information <#text-9576> Learn More About our Students GS alumna Michelle profile Michelle, Performer Michelle Performer GS alumnus Ajay profile Ajay Ajay Entrepreneur GS student Lori profile Lori Lori Community College Transfer GS alumna Sam profile Sam Sam Marine Corps Veteran Our students each have their own unique story to tell, from our community college transfers, veterans, and parents, to our Olympians, professional dancers, first-generation Americans, and more. No matter where you’re coming from, if you’re ready to continue your story in the Ivy League, you can at Columbia University School of General Studies. military veteran icon 21% Military Veterans family icon 4% Parents rings icon 10% Married graduation cap icon 27% First Generation College Students world map icon 24% International Students dollar icon 43% Pell Grant Eligible * Campus Visits * Deadlines & Dates Campus Visits We hold information sessions about attending GS throughout the year, both on- and off-campus. Let us know you’re coming to see us by registering for one of the following events. School of General Studies Online Information Session Wednesday, December 01, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm School of General Studies Online Information Session Wednesday, December 08, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm School of General Studies Online Information Session Wednesday, December 15, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Low Library at Columbia University There are many important dates to remember. Sign up to request more information and we’ll also send you timely reminders. *Fall Admission* Application Open: December 1 Priority Early Action Deadline: January 15 Early Action Deadline: March 1 Regular Decision Deadline: May 15 *Spring Admission* Application Open: August 1 Priority Early Action Deadline: September 1 Early Action Deadline: October 1 Regular Decision Deadline: November 1 *Admissions Decisions* Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis (typically six to eight weeks after receiving a complete application). Students walking on campus. We have tailored our support services to meet the specific needs of non-traditional students. From veteran resources and academic advising, to career guidance and support for international students, you’ll find a wide variety of key support services at Columbia GS. 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