Faculty & Staff

GASS Orientation

Please find below a list of pages frequently viewed by GSAS faculty and staff.

Quick Links

Course Proposals

GSAS must approve any Arts and Sciences course at the 4000 level and above that meets certain criteria.

Forms for Faculty

Download degree applications and other forms intended to be completed by faculty members.

Blue Seal Letters

Students who need to conduct research in libraries, archives, museums, or other such institutions may request letters of introduction, or "blue seal" letters.

OPT Status for GSAS Students

OPT (Optional Practical Training) is a benefit of F-1 student status that allows students to work off-campus in their field of study to gain practical experience. 

Leaves of Absence

A leave of absence allows a student who must interrupt his or her studies for a compelling reason to be exempt from the Continuous Registration requirement.

Withdrawals

Withdrawal is the act of formally giving notice that one is leaving the university without intending to return at a future time.

Reinstatement

Students should submit the Return from a Leave of Absence form six weeks before the start of the semester in which they wish to return.