How to Apply to the Lede Program

Submit your Application

The application period for Summer and Fall 2019 is now open. You are 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 standard application deadline is January 15, with rolling admissions accepted until March 1.