During the week prior to the New Student Orientation Program, 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)*
- International Student Orientation Program (ISOP)
All programs are amazing opportunities to meet other first-year students and share in a common experience.
Columbia College and Columbia Engineering students may apply to any or all of the Columbia pre-orientation programs. *Barnard College students may apply to the CUE program.
A limited number of full and partial fee waivers are available to students who demonstrate financial need, as verified through the Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing. Priority will be given to students with the highest levels of financial need.
The application for the pre-orientation programs will be available on this page beginning Monday, April 1 through Sunday, May 19. If you are student that has come off the Columbia wait list after Sunday, May 19, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about applying to one of the programs.
Applications for ISOP will continue on a rolling basis until Wednesday, August 16. Applications received after May 19 are not eligible for fee waivers.