Dossier Service Overview
Since September 2007, dossier services for Columbia University students (also called "credentials services") have been provided through a partnership between the Center for Career Education and Interfolio, Inc., an on-line, confidential credentials file management service ("Interfolio").
Interfolio maintains individual files containing letters of recommendation for students and alumni of the following schools:
- Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
- School of the Arts
- Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
- School of Continuing Education (students enrolled in master's programs and post-baccalaureate certificate programs are eligible)
- The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (graduate students only)
- School of General Studies
Interfolio forwards designated dossier files in connection with applications for opportunities in colleges, universities, independent schools, and industry. We recommend that individuals planning to apply for positions register on-line with Interfolio and open a dossier file at least 18 months prior to their anticipated availability for a position. The Center for Career Education supports users of Interfolio with dedicated personnel.
Undergraduate Students of Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Dossiers for undergraduate students and alumni of Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science are administered by the Center for Student Advising. If you are applying to graduate school or a fellowship program and need to utilize a dosser service you can create an account with the Center for Student Advising by completing this packet and application form and returning it to the Center for Student Advising in Lerner. Additional questions about dossiers offered through the Center for Studetn Advising should be directed to 212-854-8711 or the Office of Pre-Professional Advising at 212-854-8722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate students and alumni of Columbia College and Columbia Engineering may also individually create dossier accounts directly through Interfolio, however please note that these dossiers are not administratively supported by the Center for Career Education.