Academic Progression at Columbia University

It's no easy task to graduate from any university. Columbia University, though, is a more challenging school than most. Success means staying the course term after term, year after year, and sometimes that's easier said than done. You can never know when life is going to intervene in the form of an illness, a bad breakup, or a semester when you just don't have the motivation to get through those no-sleep, days-long study sessions.

No matter how smart and dedicated a student you may be, we all falter now and then. That shouldn't put your academic or professional future at stake.

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Academic Progression Requirements at Columbia University

Steady progress means remaining in “good” academic standing. Columbia University isn't a single entity but rather 20 different schools, including four undergraduate and 16 graduate schools. All of these publish clear guidelines as to what constitutes good academic standing.

For instance, at Columbia College, which is focused on humanities, arts, and social sciences, students must complete at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintain a semester and cumulative grade points of at least 2.0. The