Registration

M.A. Biotechnology
Requirements
Lab Requirement
Registration
Academic Standards
Thesis Guidelines

Registration

Continuous Registration Requirement

Continuous registration (Fall and Spring semesters) is required. For October and February degrees, registration for the last partial semester is not required if the thesis is near completion by the end of the previous term, evidenced by the timely submission of all materials. However, you will not have library, computing, health insurance, or university housing privileges. See http://gsas.columbia.edu/content/registration

Summer 

Summer registration is required only if you are taking classes. Residence Units are not required for summer if G4310, S4502, or S4503 is the only course taken. Only a $1000 lab fee will be required for these classes.

Matriculation & Facilities

Matriculation & Facilities (M&F) can only be used for the semester in which thesis is deposited if RU or Extended RU is registered in the immediately preceding terms. 

Leave of Absence 

If continuous registration is not possible, students may apply for a Leave of Absence (LOA) from the GSAS. LOA is usually granted for 1 semester. LOA for a second semester may be possible. Returning from LOA of longer than 1 semester requires an application for readmission. Readmission is not automatic.

Business Office

Department of Biological Sciences
500 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2401
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Academic Office

Department of Biological Sciences
600 Fairchild Center
Mail Code 2402
Columbia University
1212 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027
biology@columbia.edu
212 854-4581