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Columbia University's School of General Studies is the premier liberal arts college in the United States specially created for returning and nontraditional students seeking a rigorous, traditional Ivy League bachelor's degree, full-time or part-time.

GS is also home to innovative dual and joint degree programs open to all students, including those applying direct from high school, in partnership with the List College of the Jewish Theological Seminary, Sciences Po, Trinity College Dublin, the university Tel Aviv and the City University of Hong Kong.

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Columbia University's Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States.

With an internationally recognized faculty, Columbia's commitment to postbaccalaureate premedical and prehealth students is evidenced by a placement rate of up to 90 percent of our graduates in American medical schools.

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Fall updates 2021

Information on the upcoming Fall Semester 2021 and resources available to students in the school's response to COVID-19.

Summer at GS

Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind Columbia summer and make progress towards your educational goals with robust course offerings that can meet both core and core requirements.

Academic Resource Center Academic Resource Center

Academic support for GS students including tutoring, help with managing reading and writing assignments, research support, time management skills, and more.

Clinical and research positions

List of vacancies for Postbac Premed Program and Premedical and Prehealth students.

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Exchange student

In recent years, more than 75 percent of undergraduate students in our entry-level grades have transferred coursework to Columbia.

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Your support ensures GS can continue to provide unprecedented Ivy League education to non-traditional students.

Meet the class of 2021

Read about some of the GS and Postbac Premed students who will make up the class of 2021!

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Christopher Thompson


Lori Paulson


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Postbac Premed

Rhe-Anne Tan

Dual BA-Program with Sciences Po

Aedan Macdonald


Randee Howard


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Safia Southey

Dual BA-Program with Sciences Po

Qimeng Shi

Joint bachelor's degree with City University of Hong Kong

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Postbac Premed

Maria Prudente


Claude Knoller


Jonathan Criswell


Nandan Vithlani

Postbac Premed

School news

Postbac students reinvent medical school fair amid pandemic

This year's Columbia University Medical School Fair saw the largest attendance in its history for the traditionally one-day on-campus event, which instead spanned several weeks in the spring of 2021, allowing students to engage in more one-on-one conversations - a conversation with prospective medicals Faculties and programs.


GS Alumna is committed to diversity in the beauty industry

The journey of Pritika Swarup's ’21GS was anything but traditional. After graduating in finance last spring, Swarup is learning from her previous experience, investing in herself, and preparing to take the beauty industry by storm with her new skin care brand, Prakti.

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GS alumni meet virtually to see you again in 2021

This year's virtual reunion took place over two weeks and brought GS alumni, students, family and friends from around the world together to virtually reconnect and celebrate through a variety of new and exciting events.

Upcoming Events


Activate Complicity in Columbia: Working Group

Online 17:30 - 19:00 America/New_York

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