Services for Current Scholars


Counseling services are provided by the HEOP professional staff on an individual or group basis. HEOP students receive the following types of counseling:

  • Academic: HEOP Staff will assisting with the selection of finazling your course program and selecting an academic major.
  • Personal: HEOP Staff will assist in your develop, self-confidence and a positive attitude about your college experience. Students may also be referred to the Rosemary Furman Counseling Center.
  • Career and Internship Placement: Career counseling & workshops will help you in selecting the necessary courses to prepare you for employment or post-graduate study. Your HEOP counselor may also refer you to other resources on campus such as Beyond Barnard, an initiative that integrates five areas of student support - career development, graduate and professional school preparation, research and competitive fellowships, internships, and student employment. 

Meet with a HEOP Scholars adviser to discuss issues that are academic, personal, and/or financial. We can help you plan your academic program, refer you to appropriate departments, or just listen.

Please call the HEOP office (212) 854-3583 or email to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome.

Tutors (Academic Assistance Program)

The department in conjunction with the Dean of Studies Academic Assistance Program will provide tutorial support. For help with writing, please sign up for a Writing Fellow at the Erica Jong Writing Center, 222 Barnard Hall ( For additional/supplemental help with writing please contact Pam Cobrin at x42724 or

Books and Calculators

Lending Library

Borrow books from the HEOP Scholars Office and HEOP Scholars Computer Room for the semester. Please note there are borrowing and sign out procedures.

$200 Book Vouchers

Given at the beginning of the semester for first year students to purchase books from Columbia Bookstore or Book Culture Bookstore. Please bring a copy of your program, a copy of the syllabus for the class, and the cost of the books to be purchased.

$250 Book Advance Loan

Receive an optional book advance on the first day of registration. This loan is included in your bill.


Borrow graphing calculators for the semester. $10 deposit fee required. Must be returned at the end of the semester.

Computers/Laptops/Office Help

Computer Station

Use the computer stationed in the HEOP Scholars Office located in 001 Milbank Hall.

Borrow A Laptop

To complete papers, projects, and other school-related tasks. You will be billed for the cost of the computer if it is damaged or not returned. Twenty five ($25) dollar deposit required. Late fee of $25 per day applies. Computers are limited.

Office Help

You can use the HEOP Scholars Office to fax and copy for job and/or education related purposes.

Study Skills

Barnard Success!

Only for first-years. This academic skills course is designed to provide tips for a successful first-year. Offered in the summer residency program.

Individual Study Skills Sessions

Meet with a HEOP Scholars adviser who can help you improve your study habits.


Study Breaks

Offered twice a year, study breaks offer students an opportunity to relax and break away from the academic rigor.

Sister to Sister / Mentoring Program

Be a Little Sister (first-year/sophomore) or a Big Sister (junior/ senior). Alumnae are also welcome to participate.

Senior Recognition Dinner

Spring celebration of the Senior Class accomplishments.