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IDOC: Institutional Documentation Service

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Columbia College and Columbia Engineering utilize the College Board IDOC Institutional Documentation Service to securely collect and scan domestic families’ federal tax returns and other financial aid documents.

Students will receive an IDOC instruction email with their IDOC ID# after the online submission of the CSS Profile. 

Application materials may be submitted via mail or electronic upload to IDOC:

Submit Documents Online:

US Postal Service Address:

College Board Processing Center
P.O. Box 8570
Portsmouth, NH 03802 

Courier Delivery (FedEx, etc.):

College Board Processing Center
124 Heritage Avenue, Suite #14
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Please allow 5-8 business days for documents uploaded to IDOC to be received by Columbia University.  Documents mailed to IDOC will take longer to process.  Application materials received after the deadline will be processed without penalty.

Applicants may check the status of documents submitted to IDOC online by logging in.  To view if Columbia has received processed documents, please use our online document tracking system.