Special Applications / Reactivation or Current Students

Columbia Engineering does not defer admission.

Candidates who have applied and were admitted to a Columbia Engineering graduate program, but did not attend, may reactivate their applications for one of the two terms following their original application. Candidates who do not request reactivation within the year are required to submit a new application.  Please be aware that candidates who reactivate their applications are essentially reapplying for admission. 

Previously denied or incomplete applicants cannot use the reactivation application process or access their prior application and must submit a new application for admission.

Reactivation applicants may apply online.

Current Students 
Current Columbia Engineering graduate students only who would like to be considered for a new degree program should reactivate their prior application. If applying after one year of enrollment in a graduate engineering program, then students should submit a new application for admission and contact the Office of Graduate Student Affairs for assistance retrieving prior materials to use with the new application or obtaining an application fee waiver.

Current Columbia Engineering graduate students must upload a copy of their academic record onto the online application even if it is their first semester at Columbia and no grades have been reported yet.  Not doing so can cause delay in the review of the application for admission. However, students need not request an official transcript, but may access and upload a copy of their SSOL registration and grades instead and upload it to their online application in place of the official transcript.

Reactivation and Current Student applicants apply online.

For more information about applying visit or contact us at:

Office of Graduate Student Affairs
Columbia Engineering
530 S.W. Mudd, MC 4708
New York, NY 10027

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