Apply Here

You can apply online or with our PDF SEE-U Application. If you choose to complete PDF, please email it to eices@columbia.edu.

In addition to the SEE-U application, you must submit the following:

  • A copy of your transcript
  • An essay of approximately 500 words describing why you have chosen to participate in the SEE-U program
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor or instructor (past or present)
  • A nonrefundable $95 application fee, payable by check or money order to ‘Columbia University’

You may submit these materials via email to eices@columbia.edu or in person at:

Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability
1007 Schermerhorn Extension, 10th Floor, MC 5557
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

 

Our next application review date is February 1, 2017

We offer rolling admissions for the SEE-U program so you may apply at any time. Applications are considered as they are received and there are a limited number of spaces available for our various field sites.  Therefore, the earlier you apply the better the chance that there will be space available at the field site of your choice.

 

Admission Requirements

There are no prerequisites required to apply to the SEE-U program.  Undergraduate students in good academic standing from all majors at all accredited colleges or universities may apply to SEE-U.  Upon completion of the SEE-U program you will receive six academic credits from Columbia University.

For Non-Columbia Students:  Columbia University maintains high academic standards and it is likely that your institution will accept the credits from the SEE-U program as fulfillment of science or laboratory requirements.  You are responsible for confirming that the credits from the SEE-U program are transferable and may be applied to your own academic program.  If you have any questions or if your academic advisor would like to speak with one of our faculty members please call or e-mail EICES.

For more information on applying to the SEE-U program please contact EICES at eices@columbia.edu.