Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of the workshops?

Participants will receive 15 hours of instruction for each workshop in both the professional learning and pre-college workshops, with additional time for optional independent reading and reflection. All offerings are currently online.

Who are the instructors of these workshops?

The individuals teaching these programs are the same Columbia University faculty, researchers, and practitioners who teach in our degree programs and work through the same rigorous content, with the added flexibility needed by today’s busy professionals and students. 

Who is eligible for these workshops?

Any person in grades 9-12 is eligible to sign up for the pre-college program.

What are the costs of the workshops?

Each online workshop is currently being offered at a rate of $1,499.99 per offering.

Reduced rates are available for:

  • Title 1 School students 
  • Pre-College past participants- Valid for individuals who have completed a Pre-College Online Workshop in the past 
  • Columbia affiliates- Valid for any Columbia affiliate, including students whose parents/guardians of CU employees or CU alumnus

Please inquire about these rates by contacting program staff. Documentation will be required to prove eligibility for reduced rate categories.

Rates for our summer in-person pre-college programs in partnership with Putney Student Travel have different rates. Please refer to Columbia Climate School in the Green Mountains and Columbia Climate Corps pages for more information.

Are there prerequisite requirements?

Prerequisites will vary depending on the offering. All offerings are currently only offered in English language.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us at least 10 days in advance of the start date.

Please review the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion website for more information on the Columbia Climate School’s commitment and important resources.


For questions, comments or feedback related to our Professional Learning Workshops, please email program staff.