Preparing to Graduate

Countdown to Class Day is a resource for Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students to help them complete the tasks necessary to graduate and stay in the know about Class Day and University Commencement. Families of graduating students will also receive monthly graduation-related emails beginning in their student’s final spring semester.

Auditing Progress Towards the Degree

Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students are able to log into Student Services Online (SSOL) to review their Degree Audit Report (DAR), which can be used to monitor progress toward the degree and can also serve as a tool when discussing and choosing courses during advising sessions.

Planning for Life After Columbia

The Center for Career Education (CCE) empowers students to make informed career decisions, build job search skills, gain work experience, and connect professionally with employers. Students can work one-on-one with counselors to create and track their career-related goals each year and learn how to navigate resources, programs, and job and internship opportunities. Check out CCE’s career resources.

Becoming an Alumnus/a

The relationship with Columbia does not end when your student graduates! The Columbia Alumni Association as well as the Columbia College Alumni Association and Columbia Engineering Alumni Association connect alumni all over the world through gatherings, events, volunteer opportunities and more.


Student Financial Services supports the Columbia community with tuition rates and fees information, billing and payments, and more.
We encourage you to review the payment schedule for the academic year with your student. This schedule is updated each year in the summer.

Financial Aid and Educational Financing

Financial Aid and Educational Financing is here to work with your family in developing a plan to pay for college and to help students achieve the goal of attending Columbia University.

Student and Family Support


Alfred Lerner Hall, 6th Floor

Call: 212-854-2446