How to Apply to the Lede Program

Submit your Application

The application period for Summer 2021 is now open. You can apply at the Columbia Journalism School Application Portal.

Application Requirements

The Lede application process requires the submission of the following supplemental documents:

• Statement of Purpose
• Inspirational Summary
• Transcripts (optional)
• Current resume/CV
• Contact information for two recommenders, who will submit letters on your behalf (optional)

For information regarding tuition, withdrawals, and refunds, see the Tuition and Fees page.

Application Deadlines

Please find details for application deadlines on the Frequently Asked Questions page.