Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Admissions | Columbia Journalism School

Frequently Asked Questions

What degree, certificate, or academic credits do students receive upon completing the course?

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate to indicate you have successfully completed the program. If future employees need it, we can also provide a letter certifying that you took the course. The CPC is a professional program so we do not provide course credit or confer an academic degree.

My expected/actual degree date is not on my transcript. What should I do?

If you have already graduated, please upload a copy of the diploma showing the same information. If you have not yet graduated, ask your registrar to provide a letter certifying your expected date of graduation and upload the transcript and letter together as a single document.

Are there any additional application requirements for international students?

The application requirements are the same regardless of your country of origin. However, if an official transcript is not in English, you must submit both the official transcript and a verbatim English translation, eitherfrom the institution or from a certified translation service. If your letters of recommendation are written in a language other than English, please send the originals as well as certified, verbatim English translations from a translation service.

What kind of visas do international students need for CPC NY/UK?

Because the course is so brief and participants are not enrolled in credit‐bearing courses, international participants are generally ineligible for student visas and attend the program as tourists. We recommend that you get in touch with your local consulate to discuss the specifics of your situation.

Do you require GRE/TOEFL/IELTS scores?

No, we do not look at standardized test scores when making admission decisions.