J-1 Academic Training (AT)
To be eligible, you must:
Before You Apply
You may apply for AT during and/or after the completion of your degree program.
You may work only for a certain number of hours (as shown below). Any time that is authorized during your program will be deducted from the time allowed after you finish.
How to Apply
Pay the $210 AT Administration Fee (for Post-Completion AT only)
You remain in J-1 status under Columbia’s sponsorship with an active SEVIS record during post-completion AT. Doctoral students will pay a second fee if granted the 18-month extension.
Gather your documents
Login to Compass with your UNI and password to submit your application
Please click the appropriate link below:
We will contact you
Allow up to 10 business days for us to review and process your application. We will notify you by email when your new DS-2019 and AT authorization letter is ready to be picked up.
Review, sign and date your new DS-2019
Use it when you travel. The travel signature (endorsement) is valid for 12 months or until your program end date, whichever is earlier. Keep all previously issued I-20s and DS-2019s. You may need them in the future.
What to Do Once You Have AT
Be prepared to show your employer:
You continue to be in J-1 status, and therefore must:
Traveling on AT
You'll need certain documents with you if you travel abroad during your period of authorized AT.