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2015 Common Application for Pre-orientation Programs

During the week prior to Orientation, first-year Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to participate in one of our three pre-orientation programs:

  • Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP - pronounced "coh-op")
  • Columbia Urban Experience (CUE) - Barnard College and General Studies/Jewish Theological Seminary Joint Program students may apply
  • International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)

All programs are amazing opportunities to meet other first-year students and share in a common experience. Use the Common Application below to apply to any or all of the Columbia pre-orientation programs before June 4, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

Personal Information
Program Selection
Please indicate your first, second. and third program choice below. If you do not have a second or third choice, please select "n/a."
Columbia Outdoor Orientation Program (COÖP)
Please keep in mind that at least half of all participants in COÖP have never had any outdoor experience and that all our leaders are trained outdoorsmen/women. All that is required for a successful COÖP experience is a lot of enthusiasm and helpful hands! On a scale of one to five (where a five means you could climb Mt. Everest blindfolded and one means that you have never left your couch), how would you rank your level of comfort in the outdoors and your athletic ability?
Columbia Urban Experience (CUE)
CUE is open to first-year students from Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and General Studies/Jewish Theological Seminary Joint Program students. We encourage applicants to demonstrate why they would be a good fit for the program, candidly and thoroughly. All applicants will find out their application decision by the end of June. When you upload your file, please use your full name as part of the file name.
Please discuss how they relate to your personal experiences.
Remember, when you upload your file, please use the following format for the file name: First Name_Last Name. If you are unable to upload your file, please email columbiaurbanexperience@columbia.edu.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png.
International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)
Were you here on vacation? For school? Did you travel alone?
Very comfortableSomewhat comfrotableNeither comfortable nor uncomfortableUncomfortableVery uncomfortable
Making new friends who share similar background(s)
Making new friends who share different background(s)
Moving to begin a life in a new country
Financial Aid Need
The program fee for ISOP is $50, for CUE is $350, and for COÖP is $450. Please let us know if you will need financial assistance to attend any of the pre-orientation programs.

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