Columbia College | Columbia Engineering

Student Advising

Welcome, Incoming Students!

Welcome to Columbia! The James H. and Christine Turk Berick Center for Student Advising (CSA) aims to provide an integrated advising experience for all students in Columbia College and Columbia Engineering.

Please take a few moments to look over our advising videos, which will show you everything from how to register to what classes you should choose. They are designed to prepare Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Transfer, and Combined Plan students for both their first advising appointment and fall registration.

Registration, NSOP & Other Resources

Make sure you're logging in to check LionMail regularly throughout the summer.

Registration Information:

  • Registration Information (How to register for classes and how to petition to change a pre-registered core class)
  • Petitions to change pre-registered core classes (Literature Humanities, University Writing, Frontiers of Science)
  • Placement Exam Information (Most happen during NSOP; Spanish and French can be taken online ahead of time; the Music Hum exemption exam is Friday, Sept. 11)

New Student Orientation Program:

Academic Resources:

Other Resources:


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
3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.