Early Notification Policy

September 20, 2019

The Columbia University Affiliated Child Care Centers offer an optional earlier notification of their admissions decision to the applicant families who are current and prospective faculty, staff and students of Columbia University. Parents should ask each center director for information about the age groups covered by the Early Notification policy.

Centers cannot require parents to opt for early notification. If a qualifying family chooses to be included in the early notification process, the Center will notify parents of their decisions after December 6, 2019 and no later than January 16, 2020.

The Columbia University parent reply deadline is no later than noon on January 24, 2020.