The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is closing early today at 2:30pm for the Christmas holidays. Our office will be closed through next week and back open on January 2, 2019, at 9am ET.

Don’t forget, our general deadline, with SIPA fellowship aid consideration, is at 11:59 PM ET on January 5th. The video essay is only available after you submit your application and pay the application fee, and will appear in your Applicant Status page once those steps are completed. I hope you can find some downtime during the holidays to work towards completing the application. (I truly mean this — every year we see that people do everything in the application up until the video essay. They’re just two minutes from being done with completing it, which is so frustrating!) We really do look forward to reading your applications.

Until then, all of us at SIPA Admissions wish you happy holidays, a fantastic 2019, and best of luck with all of your end-of-the-year activities.

P.S. Columbia University is exceptionally pretty in the winter! Follow @columbia.sipa on Instagram for more beautiful photos and some 2018 highlights.