The Teachers College Admission Blog works to provide resources to all prospective students and applicants from across the world. This blog will focus on bringing you stories from our students, insight into the TC community, and information to help prospective students in the admission process.

Join the Columbia University Office of Multicultural Affairs LGBTQA Programming, Barnard College Office of Diversity Initiatives for Student Life, and Columbia Student Affairs Live at Lerner on Thursday night for A Night with Fallon Fox, who is the American Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) first openly transgender competitor.  Check out this cool trailer for her upcoming film!gameface-documentary/c1wwg. 
Also please join us on Friday as she delivers the keynote for Lavender Graduation!

Ricki Lake & Abby Epstein - Business of Being Born - Screening & Panel Discussion

Please join us on Tuesday, April 29th at 5:30PM in Millbank Chapel to watch a screening of The Business of Being Born (BOBB) documentary. Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein will be present along with OB/GYNs and Midwives from the original production. The event will also address birthing care practices in the US and its impact on the health of women.

For more information, please click here.  

Admission Reminder: Upcoming Deadline!

For some of our Master’s degree programs, the final deadline is Tuesday, April 15th. Please keep in mind that all of our deadlines are received-by deadlines, not postmark deadlines. This means that all application materials must be received by the due date.

Please make sure to check the Interactive Guide for any supplemental application requirements, such as GRE scores or Academic Writing Samples.

As always, feel free to contact the Office of Admission with any questions or concerns.

Good luck everyone!


Save the date for the full-day TEDxTeachersCollege Conference on March 28th! This year’s theme will be Agents of Change and will explore how change affects human life in various arenas.  

While the event is free, please reserve your ticket for this momentous event at Eventbrite.

We look forward to seeing you on March 28th

Admission Tip: Statement of Purpose

The statement of purpose is the part of the application that provides you with the opportunity to express your voice to the admission committee. Your personal statement should answer the “three Why’s”:  why you?, why TC?, and why now?  It should address why you would fit in to TC and what you are hoping to learn in the program you are applying to and how this learning would assist you in accomplishing your career goals. The statement of purpose is the opportunity for you to express faculty members you would like to work with, specific research you would like to conduct, or the courses in the program that you are interested in taking.