Dear Directors of Graduate Study, 

Thanks to the overwhelming support of the Graduate Policy Committee and FAS Dean Claudine Gay, an emergency policy has been approved that will allow GSAS students to petition to take courses SAT/UNSAT for spring 2020 only, with the approval of the instructor and the student’s home program. This allows students, instructors, and programs greater flexibility in accommodating individual circumstances and will relieve some of the pressure our students are feeling at the moment.
Students wishing to petition would be required to obtain email approval from the faculty member and then forward that email to the department. The department, if they approve, would then forward the email to the Registrar’s Office (, which will process the change.
Please feel free to be in touch with any questions you may have.
With sincere gratitude for everything you are doing to support our students at this very difficult time,

Emma Dench
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics

Emergency Academic Policy Change