Alumni FAQ

 
 

Alumni FAQ

Can GC alumni use the Mina Rees Library?

GC alumni are permitted access to the Mina Rees Library free of charge with their GC alumni card. They are also granted borrowing privileges from the GC library only (no access to other CUNY libraries, CLICS, or Interlibrary Loan) and on-site access to databases. Due to licensing restrictions and CUNY-wide rules governing student accounts, off-campus access to library databases is discontinued after graduation.

Also, alumni are encouraged to make voluntary tax-deductible contributions to the Friends of the Library program, which helps support the activities of the library and acquisition of new resources. To find out more about the Friends of the Library program, please visit http://library.gc.cuny.edu/about-the-library/donations-and-gifts.htm.

Does the Graduate Center offer Dossier Services?

Yes, the Graduate Center has partnered with the credentials management service, Interfolio Inc., to offer current and former students a more efficient and effective way of managing dossier files. Interfolio is the easiest and most affordable way to store and deliver application materials. For more information, please visit the website at http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Student-Life/Resources. Please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 212-817-7400 or by email studentaffairs@gc.cuny.edu for more information about this service.

How do I audit courses at the Graduate Center?

Anyone can audit courses at the Graduate Center. Please contact the Registrar's Office at 212-817-7500 or by email at registrar@gc.cuny.edu for more information.

How do I obtain a GC alumni ID card?

To obtain a Graduate Center alumni ID card, please contact the Security Office at 212-817-7777 or visit their office (room 9124) on the 9th floor of the Graduate Center.

How do I obtain an official transcript?

Students submit the Transcript Request form to the Office of the Registrar for processing. The transcript fee is $7.00 USD per transcript with the exception of transcripts that are sent directly to CUNY Colleges which is free of charge.

  • The transcript fee is payable by cash in person at the Bursar’s Office, personal check, money order, or online payment. Please make checks or money orders payable to GSUC/CUNY.
  • Students using the non-instructional fee online payment method must attach their Bursar payment receipt along with the transcript request form.

Transcript requests are generally processed within 2-4 business days. After submitting the transcript request, students may track their transcript request status using their Self-Service Banner account. A transcript will not be sent if the student has any holds on record (i.e. Bursar, Library, Financial Aid, etc.). The hold must be cleared before any transcript can be sent.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 212-817-7500 or by email at registrar@gc.cuny.edu if you have any other transcript related questions.

How do I stay in contact with other GC alumni?

You can sign up for the Graduate Center's Alumni Online Directory at www.gc.cuny.edu/alumni/membership.htm. There you can search for other alumni. The Alumni Online Directory is a member driven system. Members control the amount of information they wish to share. Any information that is displayed in the alumni directory is privileged and only shared with other GC alumni.

How do I update my address or share news about myself?

The easiest way to update your contact information is join the Graduate Center Online Community. Once you become a member, you can update your profile. You may also contact us at 212-817-7130 or by email at gcalumni@gc.cuny.edu.

To share news about you with Graduate Center community such as new book publications, academic or professional achievements, and other interesting stories, please email us pubaff@gc.cuny.edu.

Where I do purchase academic or commencement gowns?

Academic or commencement gowns can be purchased from the Office of Special Events at the Graduate Center. Please contact them at 212-817-7150 or by email at specialevents@gc.cuny.edu to inquire about prices, measurements and other specifications.