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 GSAS Office of Student Affairs. 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.
A Note about Student Records
The Registrar’s Office oversees student records, including transcripts, letters of certification, and degree and enrollment verification. Once a final degree is awarded, no changes can be made to a transcript. Students and alumni may request transcripts, letters of certification, and degree and enrollment verifications from the National Student Clearinghouse.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (FERPA) is a federal law that gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. More information about FERPA is available in this section, or from the FAS Registrar's Office.