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This Thursday and Friday, November 27th and 28th, the Admissions Office will be closed in recognition of the American holiday, Thanksgiving. Please be aware that we will not respond to phone calls or emails until Monday, December 1st when we reopen after the holidays.

We encourage you to learn more about our programs and application here. Long holiday weekends are excellent opportunities to get started on the application!

As a reminder, our upcoming deadlines for fall 2015 entry are January 5th, 2015 (for fellowship consideration) and February 5th, 2015 (the final application deadline).

Have a wonderful holiday!

Photo courtesy of Inga Sarda-Sorensen

Photo courtesy of Inga Sarda-Sorensen

Application Deadlines and Office hours

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  There was a flurry of activity as candidates put together their applications for the November 1 Early Action deadline.  Early Action decisions will be released before the new year.  Hope to share some good cheers to a number of them in time for the holidays.

If you did not get your application in this weekend, you still have time to submit your application for fall consideration.  Candidates submitting a completed application by our next application deadline, January 5, will also be considered for a SIPA merit scholarship.  The majority of fall applications received are generally submitted by this date.  However, if you need more time, you can submit your application by February 5 — applications received after January 5 will not be considered for a SIPA scholarship with their admission.

As you plan your visits to experience a SIPA class, meet with students, or speak with an Admissions representative, make sure you don’t plan to be here on school closed days — tomorrow being one of them.  Columbia University will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 in honor of Election Day.  We’ll also be closed later in the month in observance of Thanksgiving (November 27 and 28).


July 4th office hours

In celebration of Independence Day in the U.S., our offices will be closed tomorrow July 4.  We will resume regular office hours from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday, July 7.

Have a happy and safe weekend.

Commencement 2014

Graduation is this week.  You can be part of the festivities by watching this year’s ceremonies live online:

University Commencement
Wednesday, May 21, 9:30 a.m.: Watch live »

SIPA Graduation
Thursday, May 22, 10:45 a.m.: Watch live »

If you are planning to visit us tomorrow or Thursday, avoid the morning hours as it will be difficult to get through campus without a University ID (or a ticket for Commencement).

The Admissions and Financial Aid Office will be open all day tomorrow (if you manage to find your way here) but the office will be closed between 9am and 1pm on Thursday, May 22 as we will be assisting with the SIPA Graduation.



blizzard predicted – office closed

The National Weather Service forecast predicts heavy snowfall and blizzard-like conditions this evening into Friday morning.

Tomorrow, Friday, January 3, because of potentially hazardous commuting conditions, all SIPA offices will be closed.

We will continue to respond to emails; however, due to limited access and high email volume during this time of year, we apologize for the delay in getting back to you.

If you are in the NY area, stay warm and safe.  Enjoy the sledding tomorrow afternoon.


"The most global public policy school, where an international community of students and faculty address world challenges."

—Merit E. Janow, Dean, SIPA, Professor of Practice, International and Economic Law and International Affairs

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