Application or Renewal of Application for a Degree
Degrees are awarded three times a year, in October, February, and May. A candidate for any Columbia degree (except the doctoral degree) must file an application with the Office of Student Financial and Information Services, 630 West 168th Street. In the academic year, the last day to file for an October degree is August 1; for a February degree, December 1; and for a May degree, March 1. Applications received after the filing period will automatically be applied to the next conferral date.
If the student fails to earn the degree by the conferral date for which he or she has made application, the student may renew the application.