Registrar Forms

In order to be considered for a degree or certificate, all students must file an Application for Degree or Certificate.

Exceptions:
Doctoral and M. Phil candidates should go to their department or follow instructions from the GSAS Dissertation Office instead. (Note: Doctoral students must deposit their dissertation at least a week before the conferral date in order to graduate.) Students at Teachers College and Barnard College must use forms issued by their own schools.  For more information, please contact the Barnard Registrar or the Teachers College Registrar.

Submitting the Degree/Certificate Application:
You should submit the Application for Degree or Certificate by the appropriate deadline.  When a deadline for application falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

For 2014-2015, the Morningside dates are:

  • September 2, 2014 Degrees conferred October 15, 2014
  • November 3, 2014 Degrees conferred February 11, 2015
  • December 1, 2014 Degrees conferred May 20, 2015
     

General Submission Deadlines

Morningside Students

Graduating In: Apply By:
October September 2
February November 1
May December 1

Medical Center Students

Graduating In: Apply By:
October August 1
February November 1
May December 1
 

 

This form may be submitted electronically to diplomas@columbia.edu.  If you are unable to save the form, please return it to the Diploma Division in 210 Kent Hall, your school, your department, by fax to 212-854-8747, or by mail to the appropriate address below.

 

Morningside Campus
Diploma Division
Office of the Registrar
Columbia University
210 Kent Hall, MC 9202
1140 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Medical Center Campus
Student Administrative Services
Columbia University
650 W. 168th Street
Unit 45, Black Building
1st fl., Room 141
New York, NY 10032

 

Application For Degree or Certificate

Diplomas will be ordered and mailed by the printer after the conferral date. It will take a few weeks to complete the process so it’s important that we have an address on file for you which will be current for at least a couple of months after graduation. If you need to update your address, you may do so through Student Services Online (SSOL) anytime through 5PM on the Monday before graduation – please be sure to select the DP (Diploma) address option. Your diploma will be sent to the DP address which is on file for you that Monday. If you would like to pick up your diploma in person in 210 Kent Hall, you may enter ‘HOLD FOR PICKUP’ in line 1 of the DP address field. Your diploma should be available for pickup about three weeks after graduation and we will email you when it arrives.

You may check the status of your degree application in SSOL. Please note that during peak times, it may take a week for your status to be updated in SSOL after you submit your application. Additional information about graduation requirements may be found here.