Below are academic forms, resources and policies for current GPS students. We've also outlined our new student orientation process in detail to help students prepare for success with their online studies.
- Student Handbook (pdf) — A comprehensive set of policies, procedures, academic regulations, rights and responsibilities, and resources for GPS students.
- Course Drop Form — Students can drop a course at any time prior to the end of week six of the session.
- Course Waiver Form — Students accepted to a master's degree may occasionally waive a required course in which they can demonstrate proficiency. GPS makes final decisions on course waiver applications.
- Request Deferral — Students accepted into a master's degree program can defer their start of courses for up to one year from the time of acceptance; i.e., for four sessions.
- Request Incomplete Grade — Requests for incomplete grades may be presented to an instructor after successful completion of the first seven weeks of courses and prior to the final week. Students must make a written agreement with their instructor, outlining specific work to be completed and corresponding due dates.
- Request Credit Transfer — Students may petition for the evaluation of academic credit for transfer from another regionally accredited university or college in the United States to be applied for credit toward a master's degree.
- Request Itemized Statement — Students can request an itemized statement to use for employer reimbursement.
Boston Library Consortium (BLC) — BLC is composed of 17 academic and research institutions in the New England area. Current Brandeis GPS students can visit and borrow books and other materials from other BLC institutions.
LinkedIn Learning — Access more than 5,000 high-quality educational videos on topics ranging from using different technologies to building business and professional skills.
Student Accessibility Support — The university is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with appropriately documented physical, learning, or psychological disabilities, short-term and long-term.
Textbooks — Purchase textbooks at the Brandeis University Bookstore. To view required reading materials for each course, please access your course syllabus in LATTE (Learning and Teaching Technology Environment).
UNet Home Space — For personal network-based file storage. Use it to back up files, share files with others by publishing to the web, or move files from one computer to another.
Using LATTE — All GPS courses use LATTE.
Workday Job Aids — Find step-by-step guides for important processes in Workday.
Brandeis GPS students are required to complete a free orientation before the start of their first session. Students will receive more information about orientation by email shortly after their enrollment.
The self-paced, online course should take students four to five hours to complete and is designed to increase their readiness and confidence in pursuing online learning. By completing this course, students will be able to:
- Gain familiarity with the GPS approach and our standard course structure.
- Access required materials and systems you'll use throughout the session, including your Brandeis email account, Workday and LATTE (our learning management system).
- Find and adhere to important student policies and procedures.
- Learn how to participate effectively and appropriately in online course discussions.
- Use LATTE efficiently to track unread posts, submit assignments, retrieve graded work and edit your profile settings (including your time zone as applicable).
- Access Zoom and configure your audio/video.
- Apply time management techniques and other best practices to increase your online learning success.
- Work effectively within online student groups.
- Find resources and support for student services.