Admitted Student Checklist

Your key to important dates, guidelines, and next steps for joining CSSW.

First Steps After Acceptance

The following steps should be taken by students after accepting their offer to attend the School of Social Work.

Submit the Tuition Deposit

Secure your spot in the upcoming class by submitting the non-refundable tuition deposit.

Log into your Application Status Page to complete the Admission Response Form and submit your tuition deposit.

Attend an Event (Optional)

Visit campus or meet with an admissions officer.

Attend an event on campus or visit us during drop-in hours.

Complete the FAFSA

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Eligible students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for institutional aid.

Submit Final/Official Transcripts

Final and official documents must be received prior to enrollment.

Official transcripts must be sent from all previously attended institutions. Documents must be sent directly from the institution to CSSW to be considered official. Transcripts must show the undergraduate degree received and date awarded. Transcripts can be sent to either of the following addresses:

Mailing Address: Office of Admissions Columbia University School of Social Work 1255 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10027

Email Address:

Next Steps After Submitting Deposit

The following steps are only available to you after submitting your tuition deposit.

Activate Your UNI and LionMail

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Get started with your university ID and email address.

Explore Housing Options

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Explore on-campus housing options and off-campus housing resources.

Complete Your Necessary Forms

Immunization, Registration, and Field Education (as needed).

Field Education: Click here
Immunization: Click here
Registration: coming soon

Apply for Student Visa (international students only)

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Begin the process to secure your student visa.

Mark Your Calendar for Orientation

Learn about student services and policies, and participate in the Preparation for the Profession seminar.

Advanced Standing: July 29, 2019
Two-Year, Extended, Reduced Residency: Aug. 26-30, 2019
Preparation for the Profession: Sept 3 and 6, 2019

Smile for Your ID Card

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Submit a photo for your student ID card.

Schedule Waiver Exams

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Learn more about demonstrating the required statistics proficiency and other waiver exams.

Optional Steps

Students should complete each of the following steps that apply to them.

Submit Dual Degree Letters

Email your acceptance letter from the partner school.

Email your acceptance letter as an attachment to

Apply for Transfer Credit

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Apply for transfer credit.

The deadline to apply for transfer credit is June 30 for fall admission and January 5 for spring admission.

Students with disabilities

Obtain Disability Services

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Register with the Office of Disability Services.

This step is essential for receiving accommodations. Be sure to register prior to the start of the semester.