Steps to Enroll

Welcome and Congratulations!

Upon admission to the Dual BA Program Between Columbia University and Sciences Po, you will be sent an official acceptance packet electronically. This packet contains important, time-sensitive information about housing, student visas, Admitted Students events, and the steps necessary to begin enrollment in the Dual BA Program.

Admitted students must confirm their intent to enroll in the incoming class no later than May 6, 2022. Upon confirmation of your intent to enroll, Sciences Po will send additional information to help prepare you for your transition into the Dual BA Program, including a Certificat de Scolarité and student ID number. 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

Your campus director at Sciences Po will be an important resource in coordinating many aspects of your transition to Sciences Po. Please access and carefully review the letter in your Application Portal from your campus director for more information on housing, student visas, and new student orientation.

To secure your place in the Fall 2022 incoming class, you must complete the Acceptance Reply Form and submit the $505 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 6 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.

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.

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.

Soon after you have confirmed your intent to enroll, you and your family will be invited to attend celebratory and informative Admitted Students events alongside your future classmates. These events will detail 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. 

Once you have completed the five steps listed above, you will also need to set up your Columbia University UNI and email address, fulfill your immunization requirements, and more. You can visit your Application Portal for further details and instructions that will help you begin preparing for your enrollment in the Dual BA Program.

In addition, please review the Sciences Po First Steps page for more details about accessing your student account, 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.