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ASP Summer Bridge Program

Welcome to the Academic Success Programs (ASP)! Please see below for information regarding the Summer Bridge Program, including the start and end dates of the program, important deadlines and other information.

Columbia Access Requirements

  • UNI: Your UNI, consisting of your initials plus an arbitrary number, is the key to accessing services and resources at Columbia. Don't wait; set up your UNI now!
  • Photo Upload: The University ID card is your passport to Columbia University. It grants you access to the Columbia Libraries, your residence hall, and secure campus locations. Upload a photo for your University ID by Friday, June 7, 2024. Your ID will be ready for pick-up during check-in.

Form Submission Deadline - Friday, June 7, 2024

  • Participation Form: Please provide your contact, emergency and other information to help us plan the best possible experience for you during the program. 
  • Parent/Guardian Consent Form: Please have your parent sign the completed form and upload a scanned copy to our document upload page.
  • Conflict Form: Please fill out this form only if you anticipate having a schedule conflict during the Summer Bridge Program. Since full participation in the Summer Bridge Program is a requirement for you to enroll at Columbia University in the fall, we ask that you do not make any major outside commitments that would interfere with the four-week program and require a detailed explanation of any conflict accommodation requests; upon receipt, ASP staff will review your request and determine whether your conflict can be accommodated.
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    xceptions will only be made for extenuating circumstances, such as a religious observance or an urgent medical concern that may need attention while classes are in session.
  • Dietary Needs Form: Please fill out this form only if you have special dietary needs.

Health Insurance Updates & Reminders

In order to participate in the ASP Summer Bridge Program and gain access to Columbia's campus, you must follow all required University Public Health Protocols:

  • Health Insurance: All students are expected to have health insurance coverage during the Summer Bridge Program, which includes emergency care and major medical coverage for hospitalization. If you don’t have health insurance, you can opt to participate in Columbia’s Early Arrival Insurance Plan by signing and returning the Enrollment Form. Should you wish to opt out of the health insurance provided by Columbia, you will need to sign and return a certification of your own insuranceThe deadline to upload the applicable form to our document upload page is Friday, June 7, 2024. 
    Note: the Health Insurance Enrollment Form is for students who will be enrolling in the student insurance plan during the academic year; students cannot enroll in the insurance for the summer only and then not enroll in a CU plan during the fall. 
  • Immunization: All students are required to comply with immunization requirements. Submit documentation no later than Friday, June 7, 2024 via the Patient Portal. More information can be found on the Immunization Compliance website, including instructions for requesting a medical or religious exemption. Reach out to with questions, and see below for step by step instructions on completing immunization requirements for:
  • Health History: Columbia Health expects all newly admitted students to complete the Student Health History Form. It is completely confidential and becomes part of your medical record. Log in to the Student Health Portal to submit the Health History Form.
  • Additional Information: Please view the COVID-19 University Guidance

Start of Program and Orientation - Tuesday, July 9, 2024

The Summer Bridge Program will begin with an orientation on Tuesday, July 9. The first day of classes is Wednesday, July 10.

End of Program - Tuesday, August 6, 2024

Enjoy a few weeks off before the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP) begins!

Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Bridge Program

What will my class schedule be like?

Classes will be taught by our experienced instructors in person. Monday–Friday during the program, Columbia College students will take introductory courses in Literature Humanities, University Writing, Psychology and Calculus or Statistics. Columbia Engineering students will take Chemistry, Physics, Calculus and University Writing.

I have dietary restrictions. Will accommodations be made regarding meals?

Yes, all meal options are labeled with appropriate ingredient information. Should you need additional guidance, please reach out to the Dining Team.

Can I work or attend non-Columbia events during the Summer Bridge Program?

The Summer Bridge Program is a requirement of your admission agreement. We ask that you do not schedule any major personal, work or travel commitments during the program that would interfere with any of the program's planned events. There is a full itinerary of activities for the weekdays, including classes, tutoring sessions, workshops and other events. There are also program events planned on the weekend.

Please note that the summer earnings expectation in your financial aid package has been waived for your first year to facilitate your participation in the Academic Success Programs.

Do I need to create a Zoom account?

Yes, you are required to have a Zoom account to attend some workshops and tutoring sessions. Please sign up for a free Zoom account.

Am I able to leave my belongings at Columbia after the Summer Bridge Program has ended?

There is no storage space available on campus. However, there are vendors that offer fee-based storage services to Columbia students.

Can I move in before the Summer Bridge Program begins?

Housing is only available from the first day of Summer Bridge Program (check-in) to the last day (check-out).

Can my parents/guardians/family/friends attend the orientation and dinner?

Depending on campus policies, we currently anticipate being able to accommodate a maximum of one guest per Summer Bridge participant.  Please note guests will be asked to depart once the dinner has ended. There are more activities that include parents, guardians, family, and friends during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP).

What is my mailing address if someone wants to send me a package?

Your temporary mailing address for summer use only should read:

[Your Full Name]
70 Morningside Drive
[Your UNI] [Your residence hall building code]
New York, NY 10027-7236

Please note: you will need to include your UNI and building code in order for correct and timely delivery.
What should I bring to the Summer Bridge Program?
We have created a list of items that you should bring with you. 
Will I be given a grade or credit for participating in the Summer Bridge Program?

Since this is an enrichment program, you will not receive grades or credits for the summer courses. However, there will be a written evaluation shared with each student at the conclusion of the Summer Bridge Program that will review strengths and growth areas.

Will I have access to the Fitness Center?

During your stay, you will have access to Columbia’s Dodge Physical Fitness Center (3030 Broadway). Dodge has a swimming pool, a running track, a four-wall squash court, several handball and basketball courts, a sauna and a weight room.

Academic Success Programs


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-3514

Fax: (212) 854-2458

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.