How to Apply to the Lede Program

Submit your Application

The application period for Summer 2020 is now closed. 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
• 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

Applications will be accepted until June 30, although earlier applications have priority for financial aid.