Welcome to CS@CU

Congratulations on your decision to join CS@CU. We have created this website to help you prepare for your arrival.

Department Orientation Information

Monday, August 22 - Tuesday, August 23 (more details to come)
301 Pupin (Campus Map)

SEAS New Graduate Student Check List

The School of Engineering has created a student check list for incoming students. It is a great resource, so please read it through carefully as it will most likely answer many of the questions you may have.


MICE is a web-based database system for departmental records of various sorts. Your MICE account will be created by mid-June, and once it is created, you will receive an email from the MICE system. Please note that MICE is only available on Columbia's network, so to access MICE off-campus, please follow these instructions (Go to HOWTO --> Proxy Connection to Columbia Network MICE) to set up the proxy server.

Additionally, please check our MICE User Manual for information.

Student Services Online

Student Services Online is also known as SSOL. You will use SSOL to register for classes, request transcript, and view your billing information. Please note that you can only register for classes through SSOL, not through MICE.


Registration for Fall 2016 courses will be from July 25-August 5, 2016. You will use SSOL to register for classes. In order to register for courses on time, you must submit your MMR immunization records 30 days before course registration. Please make sure to send your records to the health services by the deadline. For immunization-related questions, please contact Columbia's Health Services.

Advisor Information

Each track has an advisor or advisors. After you select a track, you will be assigned an advisor in MICE.

Masters Program Requirements

It is important for you to read through the program requirements. Please visit our FAQ page for the policies and requirements. 

A brief description of each of the MS tracks can be found in this document

Importing courses taken at your previous institution

You will see instructions in the MICE User Manual, but you do not need to do this just yet. We will send you an updated information via email.

Academic Honesty Policy

The Department makes the academic honesty policy very clear at: http://www.cs.columbia.edu/education/honesty. Please read this carefully, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Other Contacts

The CS department does not handle the following services directly. If you have any inquiries and concerns, please contact the following services directly:

Student Financial Services for billing questions.

Housing Facilities for on-campus and off-campus housing and residency.

International Scholars and Students Office for I-20 and Visa issues.

American Language Program about English language exams and courses.

Contact Us - CS Student Services

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact


Last updated on June 2, 2016.