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Center for Student Advising

Berick Center for Student Advising Lobby

The James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) guides and supports undergraduates at Columbia College and Columbia Engineering as they navigate their educations and lives at Columbia University.  Students are assigned a CSA adviser, who will reach out to them the summer before they matriculate and work with them throughout their undergraduate career. 

The CSA offers the following programs and resources: 

General Advising 
Every undergraduate in Columbia College and Columbia engineering is assigned an adviser in the Center for Student Advising, who serves as a source of knowledge and support starting the summer before matriculation and continuing through graduation. 

Preprofessional Advising
Advisers offer advice and guidance to students contemplating careers in law, business or the health professions.

Academic Resources in Support of Excellence
The CSA offers tutoring in a wide variety of introductory courses, and skill-building seminars to help students successfully manage college life.  

Academic Success Programs
Students who are admitted to Columbia through the New York State-funded Higher Education Opportunity Program or the National Opportunity Program are supported with unique programs and services.  

Columbia Undergraduate Scholars Program  
Columbia's named scholars are part of an academic enhancement program offering lectures, seminars, research and experiential opportunities. 

First-in-Family Programs 
Students who identify as first in their families to attend college have access to specialized events and academic support.  

Academic Planning Guide 2019-2020

New Students: check out the 2019-2020 Academic Planning Guide.

James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising


403 Alfred Lerner Hall
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: (212) 854-6378

Fax: (212) 854-2458

Office Hours
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Walk-in Hours (Sept-May)
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.