Steps to Enrollment

Welcome and Congratulations!

Applicants who are admitted to the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po will be sent an official acceptance packet. This packet contains important, time-sensitive information about housing, student visas, Admitted Students Day, and the steps necessary to begin enrollment in the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po. By confirming their intent to enroll in the Fall incoming class no later than May 1, admitted students will be sent additional information (including their Certificat de Scolarité and student ID number) from Sciences Po after this date to help them prepare for their transition to the Dual BA Program in the fall. 

Members of our admissions team are available to speak with you throughout the month of April, Monday through Friday from 9:30am until 5pm EST/EDT. Appointments are typically 20-30 minutes in length and can be conducted over the phone or through video conference call.

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Step 1: Campus Director Letter

Your campus director at Sciences Po will be an important resource in coordinating many aspects of your transition to Columbia University and Sciences Po. Please read this letter carefully for more information on enrollment. The Campus Director Letter can be accessed by logging in to your application profile.

Step 2: Acceptance Reply Form

In order to secure a place in the Fall incoming class, you must complete the Acceptance Reply Form and submit the $505 USD deposit using a credit or debit card, or in the form of a U.S. check or money order made payable to Columbia University. You must reply by May 1 to secure a place in the program for the Fall semester.

To complete the form and submit your tuition deposit online, please log into your application profile.

Step 3: Submit Housing Application

Student housing is available for all Dual BA Program students. Because of high demand for housing in all Sciences Po locations, the timely submission of a housing application is strongly encouraged. Students interested in obtaining housing are advised to contact their campus housing liaison no later than May 15.

For more information, visit the housing section of the Sciences Po website. 

Step 4: Start Visa Application

Students who do not hold citizenship in a European Union member country must apply for the Extended Stay Visa with Residency Permit (VLS-TS). Students in need of a visa are advised to begin this process upon receipt of their certificat de scolarité from Sciences Po, which will be available no later than May 15. Students must also ensure that their visa interview takes place no later than July 15, to allow for adequate processing time on their visa application. Please note that the only information needed to secure a visa interview appointment is the student's valid passport number; other documentation can be submitted to Campus France or the issuing consulate after an appointment time is secured.  

For more information, visit the visa requirements page.

Step 5: Admitted Students Day

Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2020 for Admitted Students Day. You and your family are invited to a celebratory and informative virtual session detailing the academic curriculum, student life programs, educational financing procedures, and necessary enrollment preparations for Dual BA Program students with representatives from Columbia University and Sciences Po.

Additional Steps

Once you have completed steps one through five, please review further instructions and the pages in the menu to the left to set up your Columbia University UNI and email address, fulfill your immunization requirements, and complete your administrative registration process. Please also review the Sciences Po First Steps page to learn more about accessing your Student Space, completing your Administrative Registration, registering for classes, and more.

Minor Students

Minor students and their parents should review the information on the Minor Students page, as such students will have different requirements for various aspects of their transition to Sciences Po.

Apply for Scholarships

Students residing in the European Economic Area are encouraged to review the information on the European Scholarships page to determine whether they are eligible to apply for certain scholarships.