Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook is available in its entirety here. It is also available, broken down by section, below. Please note that the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Handbook supplements the University's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook and the Office of the University Registrar's Bulletin.

Note: The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook is currently being updated for the 2014-15 Academic Year.

Welcome to Campus

  • GSAS New Student Orientation
  • Departmental Offices
  • GSAS Newsletter and Electronic Mailings
  • Campus ID

Office of the University Registrar

  • Change of Address and Personal Data
  • Registering for the Semester
  • Enrolling in Courses
  • Failure to Register and/or Enroll
  • Auditing Courses
  • Dropping Courses or Changing Grading Option
  • Grades and Course Standards
  • Incompletes
  • Graduate Summer Term
  • Graduate Cross-Registration
  • Credit for Work Done Elsewhere
  • Transcripts
  • Class Cancellations

Academic Status and Regulations

  • Admission and Readmission
  • Status Criteria
  • Change of Status
  • Time to Degree
  • Change of Graduation Expectation Date
  • Leave of Absence
  • Withdrawal
  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Standing
  • Rights and Responsibilities
  • Academic Grievance Procedure
  • Involuntary Withdrawal

Financial Information

  • Financial Assistance
  • GSAS Awards for Master's and Doctoral Candidates
  • Student Billing
  • Stipend Payments

Student Services, Workshops, Career Services, and Family Friendly Policies

  • Disability Services on Campus
  • Health Insurance and Mandatory Graduate Student Immunization Record
  • Graduate Student Services
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)
  • Student Employment
  • GSAS Workshops
  • Career Services for Graduate Students
  • Reading Foreign Languages
  • Maternity Leave
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Child Care
  • Family Counseling

Completing Your Program

  • Application for Graduate Degree or Certificate
  • Master's Thesis Requirement
  • Dissertation Completion Workshop 
  • Qualifying Exams and Language Requirements
  • Dissertation Policies
  • Commencement Ceremony
  • Obtaining Your Diploma Certificates

Library and Technology Services

  • UNet Account
  • Research
  • Course Support Materials
  • Access and Circulation Policies
  • Your Library Account
  • Where to Study
  • IT Security
  • Respect Intellectual Property
  • Don't Tolerate Online Harassment
  • Additional Questions?