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Academic Life

The Basics

  • Most classes are 3 or 4 points/credits. Credits reflect time spent in and out of the classroom (1 Credit=3 semester hours).
  • Students are required to register for a minimum of 12 points to maintain full-time status, and may register for no more than 22 points.
  • The average course load for undergraduate students is 15-16 points/credits  or 4-5 classes.


More Academic Life at Columbia




  • Course Managment


  • Grades and Academic Policies


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.