OPEN Admissions

For Non-Nurses

Tuition and Fees

Note: This program is not eligible for federal financial aid. 

Application Information and Fees

  • Complete the online application and submit the $75 application fee.
  • OPEN applicants are not eligible for a fee waiver.

Enrollment Information

  • Following the application deadline, OPEN applicants will notified by the Office of Admissions with information regarding the enrollment process. Applicants are required to pay a $350 enrollment fee to secure their seat in the program. The enrollment fee is credited to tuition costs.
  • Students will be required to complete the below requirements in order to successfully enroll in classes:

Submit COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation

All Columbia University students, including online programs, are mandated to have the COVID-19 vaccine prior to enrollment.

Complete a Mandatory Online New Student Orientation Course

All new students are required a mandatory online New Student Orientation course. This will ensure that students are knowledgeable about Columbia Nursing's policies and procedures and are set up for success in the program.

Complete the Online HIPAA Training Requirement

All students are required to complete the online HIPAA compliance training provided by the CUIMC HIPAA Compliance Office. After successfully registering for courses, OPEN students will be provided with this information.

OPEN Enrollment Policy

Students enrolled in the OPEN Program are considered active, non-degree students for a period of three semesters or one academic year. During this time, students can enroll in OPEN courses only (OPEN students cannot cross register at other courses outside of the School of Nursing) and have an active Columbia Nursing email account. Admissions does not grant deferrals in the OPEN program and will need to reapply if they cannot enroll in the semester they are applying to.

Contact the Office of Admissions 

560 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
United States

Walk-in Hours: Mon, Tue, and Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Appointments Only: Wed and Thu: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Note: We are not accepting any walk-ins or in-person appointments until further notice.

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