How to Apply to the Lede Program

Submit your Application

The application period for Summer and Fall 2020 will open in late 2019. You will be able to 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
• Transcript(s)
• Current resume/CV
• Contact information for two recommenders, who will submit letters on your behalf

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

Application Deadlines

The priority application deadline is January 15, with standard applications accepted until March 1.