Steps to Enrollment

Welcome and Congratulations!

Applicants who are admitted to the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po will have access to their acceptance materials via their Admitted Student Portal. This portal 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.

After confirming their intent to enroll in the incoming Fall 2024 class no later than May 1, 2024, admitted students will be sent additional information (including their Certificat de Scolarité and student ID number) from Sciences Po to help them prepare for their transition to the Dual BA Program. 

You may begin completing the required steps to enroll listed below by logging in to your Application Portal

If you have specific questions or concerns about enrollment in the Dual BA Program, we encourage you to make an appointment to speak with an admissions representative directly. 

Schedule Appointment

Submit Acceptance Reply Form

To secure your place in the Fall 2024 incoming class, you must complete the Acceptance Reply Form and submit the $555 USD non-refundable deposit using a credit or debit card, or in the form of a US 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 in to your Application Portal.

Start Housing Application

Student housing is available for all Dual BA Program students. Because of the 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 on student accommodations at both Sciences Po and Columbia, visit the Housing Overview page.

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 after 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.

Sciences Po Administrative Registration

Students must complete their administrative registration every year while they are enrolled in the Dual BA Program. Additional information will be sent out to all incoming students from the Sciences Po administrative offices later this spring. For more information, visit:  

Columbia University Network ID (UNI)

Your UNI is the key to accessing computer services and electronic resources at Columbia, and serves as both your on-campus ID number and your email address. Your UNI will be automatically generated after your tuition deposit and acceptance reply form have been processed and the admissions reply deadline has passed on May 1. For more information, visit:

Submit Vaccination Records & Certifications

New York State public health law requires documentation of immunization for Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and Meningococcal Meningitis. Complete your immunization requirements with Columbia’s Health Services office by visiting:

Visa Interview

Students applying for the Extended Stay Visa (VLS-TS) should schedule their visa interviews to take place at their regional consulate on or before this date, to ensure that they receive their visa in time to arrive in France for the start of the academic year.

Submit Final Transcripts

In order to finalize admissions to the Dual BA Program, students must submit official copies of all final transcripts and test scores to the Columbia School of General Studies Office of Admissions once the academic year is complete. Official high school transcripts should show the date of graduation. Students must also submit all applicable graduation exam results (e.g., French Baccalauréat, International Baccalaureate (IB), Irish Leaving Certificate, A-Levels, German Abitur, etc), as well as all Advanced Placement (AP) Exam scores and college or university transcripts so that we may evaluate these documents for transfer credits. For more information visit your New Student Portal:

As you complete the steps above, please also review the Sciences Po First Steps page to learn more about accessing your Student Space, for support in 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.

European 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.