Whether you’re new to GSAS or have been here for years, you’ll find a wealth of insight and essential information in the Help Center. From policies & procedures to important dates and even who to ask when you’re not sure what you need–the Help Center has the resources to support you at every stage of your GSAS journey.
Policies detail the regulations, rules, and procedures that apply to students, including departmental-specific requirements. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the policies and following the procedures outlined. Student group leaders are also expected to read and follow the policies and procedures outlines in the GSAS Student Group Handbook. At times, a mid-year review of academic, financial, or other considerations may lead to changes in policies, rules, and regulations. GSAS, therefore, reserves the right at any time to make changes to the policies that may affect such matters as tuition and other fees, degrees and programs offered (including the modification or possible elimination of degrees and programs), degree and other academic requirements, academic policies, rules pertaining to student conduct and discipline, fields or areas of concentration, and other rules and regulations applicable to students.
GSAS strives to provide students with timely, accurate, and clear information. If you need help understanding a specific policy, please contact the office that administers that policy.
This section provides information about policies associated with reapplying, transfers to different degree programs, and rescinding admissions.
GSAS believes in creating an environment where students, faculty, and staff may live and work productively together, making use of the rich resources of the University in the individual and collective pursuit of academic excellence and personal challenge. As such, GSAS students are expected to adhere to the policies on codes and conduct outlined in this section. Because students are expected to show good judgment and use common sense at all times, not all kinds of misconduct or behavioral standards are codified here.
This section provides information about the requirements and policies associated with financial support. Financial support is the shared responsibility of GSAS, the academic program, and the student. Your financial aid officer can help you navigate the many options available.
GSAS students are classified as resident students (full time or part time) or non-resident students and must either check in and register through the FAS Registrar’s Office or apply for an alternate status through the Non-Residential Application Portal. The Registrar’s Office also tracks students’ year of graduate study (known as G year), which is calculated from the first date of registration in GSAS.