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Forms and Procedures

Academic Forms, Requirements and Procedures for Doctoral Students and Faculty

Students, Faculty and Staff can download the Forms, Requirements and Procedures listed below for completion of Doctoral Student milestones and academic requirements.

  • If requirements and/or instructions are not provided for any of the items listed below,  please read the most updated GC Bulletin for detailed information about procedures or contact the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu) for academic matters.
  • If you are experiencing problems using the downloadable forms, please read Using Downloadable Forms with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Registration Information (Including Course Withdrawal Form, CUNY Residency Form, Permit Out and Consortium Forms and Non-Matric)

  • Residency and Tuiton Status:

    For the purposes of determining tuition charges, a student is considered a resident of the State of New York if he or she has his or her principal place of abode in the State of New York for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes for Tuition and Fees the semester with respect to which the residency determination is made, states his or her intention to permanently live and maintain his or her principal place of abode in New York State, and is not in the United States on any temporary visa.
    Petition for a Change of Residency
    All students requesting a change of residency status must submit a City University Residence Form (PDF) to the Office of the Registrar along with sufficient supporting documentation (PDF) no later than the end of the third week of classes of the semester for which the change is to be effective. Unless a written petition is filed with the Registrar by the deadline and the Vice President for Student Affairs is notified in writing of the pending petition, no retroactive changes in residency can be made.

Students taking ANY courses at other CUNY colleges must complete a Permit Out Form.  The form is the official notification to our Registrar's Office to both register the student at the other CUNY college (our Registrar's Office does this for our students), to include the course on the students' list of current courses and, at the end of the semester, to get the final grade for the student from the other college. The completed original Permit Out Form is brought to the Registrar's Office for final processing.

The Permit Out Form is used for taking courses in another department other than Psychology at any of the CUNY campuses. It is used for any CUNY course not in the GC announcement of courses.

The Graduate Center is a member of the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium, which provides for cross-registration among member institutions. Matriculated Graduate Center doctoral students may cross-register for doctoral study in the graduate schools of arts and sciences of the following institutions: Columbia University, Teachers College, Fordham University, The New School, New York University (including Steinhardt School of Education), Princeton University, Rutgers–New Brunswick (State University of New Jersey), and Stony Brook (State University of New York).

In order to be eligible to petition for enrollment in a consortium course:

1. You must be a matriculated doctoral student.

2. You must have completed at least two semesters of graduate study at the home institution and be between your 2nd and 6th year of enrollment at the Graduate Center.

3. The course you wish to take is not available at the Graduate Center or other CUNY college.

4. Registration is subject to approval by the Vice President for Student Affairs at the Graduate Center and the divisional Dean at the host institution.

5. For Columbia University —The course must be offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

6. There is a two-course limit per semester.

Below are the procedures an eligible student must complete to petition for enrollment in a consortium course:

- Once you have decided to take a course offered by a partner institution, you must fill out the Permit Out form which is available above and from the Office of the Registrar (Room 7201).

- Your Psychology Executive Officer must sign the form. The Psychology program is administered through the Graduate Center and as such, the Executive Officer must sign the Permit Out forms.  Even if you are based at another campus, for example, City College, the Psychology Executive Officer still needs to sign the form. The EO may want to know that your advisor approved, through email, that you take a consortium course and how the course will fit into your current courses and plan of study. The forms are used at a number of campuses and so it still lists that the student's advisor can approve the form for the students, but here at the Graduate Center, it must be the Executive Officer.

- Bring the completed and signed form to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs (Room 7301).

- If the form is approved by the Vice President you must bring it to the Office of the Registrar where you will then be given the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Registration Form. At that point you must fill out all of the information on the form and obtain all required signatures from both the Graduate Center and the host school.

- You must then submit the completed and signed form to the Office of the Registrar (Room 7201) no later than the end of the drop and add period (the end of the third week of classes) or the course will automatically be dropped from your registration.

If you choose to drop the course at any time before the end of the drop and add period, you must submit a Drop form, signed by your Executive Officer, to the Office of the Registrar (Room 7201). You must also inform the host college that you have dropped the course.

Students taking courses at another university are subject, in those courses, to the registration and academic regulations of the host university, including the grading system, calendar, and academic honor system. It is the responsibility of the students to familiarize themselves with the pertinent regulations of the host university.

Graduate Center students pay tuition to the Graduate Center for any cross-registered  courses they take.

Any registration questions regarding the consortium should be addressed to the Office of the Registrar. Academic or policy questions should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

Faculty Instructions (Banner ID # or PIN Reset, Web Login, Attendance, Overrides, Grades, Faculty Release Time)

For attendance submission questions, please contact Associate Registrar, Cheuk Lee at 1-212-817-7503 or email him at: clee2@gc.cuny.edu.

Change of Grade Forms:
For Faculty Only: Instructors for courses with open grades must complete a Change of Grade form and submit it to the Executive Office with an original signature. The course instructor can request the form from the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress at Jkubran@gc.cuny.edu, from the Campus Administrative Assistant, or from the Registrar.

Faculty Release Time for Dissertation Supervision and Independent Study "Released Time" Memo.
 

GC Student Transcript Request

You can request an Official Student Transcript without coming to the Registrar’s office by following these instructions:

  • Complete the form, sign it and return it to the Office of the Registrar by mail (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10016), fax (212 817-1627) or email a scanned image of the completed form to registrar@gc.cuny.edu.
  • There is a $7 charge per transcript (unless the transcript is being sent to another division of CUNY in which case there is no charge). 
  • Be sure to include the receipt number on the transcript request form.

Request for Leave of Absence

Application for Leave of Absence

  • Leaves of absence will be granted to students deemed to be in good standing who wish to interrupt their doctoral study.
  • No more than four semesters of total leave time will be granted to any student.
  • In Psychology, each leave request should be approved by the student's advisor. The completed form should be sent to the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu) for signature and processing prior to the semester or academic year during which the leave will be taken.
  • If approved by the Psychology Executive Officer, requests for leave will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar for processing.
  • The leave must then be cleared by the Offices of Financial Aid and International Students (if applicable), the Coordinator of Residence Life (if applicable), the Mina Rees Library, the Bursar, and the Business Office.
  • Leaves of absence are not counted toward the time limit for completion of degree requirements.
  • Any student subject to induction or recall into military service should consult the veterans’ certifying officer before applying for an official leave.
  • Any international student with F-1 or J-1 student status must consult the Office of International Students at the Graduate Center before applying for a leave. In general, international students must remain outside the U.S. for the entire semester while on a leave of absence and may need to reapply for a new student status if their absence is longer than five months. A $10 readmission fee will be assessed upon the student’s return.
  • During the period of the leave, no changes in academic status, including such matters as the scheduling and taking of qualifying exams, application for en-route degrees, and advancement to candidacy, may be effected.
  • Fellowship Deferment Form and Fellowship Deferment Policy  for students who take a Leave of Absence.
  • Students who request a Leave of Absence and who currently have a fellowship are required to complete the Fellowship Deferment form.  Please submit the form as an email attachment to: Judith Kubran, jkubran@gc.cuny.edu  Jude will get the required EO's signature and process the form for you.
  • For more information, please review the 'Fellowship Deferment Policy.'
  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Parental Leave

Request for Program Withdrawal

Request for Readmission to the Program

Change of Grade Form

For Faculty Only: Instructors for courses with open grades must complete a Change of Grade form and submit it to the Executive Office with an original signature. The course instructor can request the form from the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress at Jkubran@gc.cuny.edu, from the Campus Administrative Assistant, or from the Registrar.

  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Level I

  • Completion of fewer than 45 credits of graduate work (including approved transfer credit) or those who have not passed the First Doctoral Examination.
  • Full-time, out-of-state and international students are billed at the per-credit rate for all credits/WIUs.

First Doctoral Exam

  •  The PhD Program in Psychology requires all students to pass a First Examination, prior to registration for coursework above 45 credits.  All coursework credit (including non-graded) and all transfer credits are included in computing this total.  The First Examination is intended to assess the student’s progress and likelihood of continuing success in the Program.  Each Area in Psychology determines the content and procedures for its own examination. Passing the First Doctoral Exam and completing 45 credits automatically advances the student to Level II.
  • Requirement: Please have the student’s Advisor or the Training Area’s Administrative Person send an email to the Psychology EO Office, jkubran@gc.cuny.edu, stating the student’s name, Banner ID #, and date that they successfully completed the First Doctoral Exam. The EO Office will notify the Registrar’s Office and the milestone will be noted at the bottom of the student’s transcript.
  • Failure to officially record the First Doctoral Exam will result in a Satisfactory Progress hold being placed on the student’s Registration. The student will not be able to register until the hold is cleared.

Transfer of Credits

  • Transfer of Credits - Procedure

The GC Bulletin states:

A maximum of 30 acceptable graduate credits taken prior to admission to the doctoral program at the City University may be applied toward the degree provided the courses were completed with a grade of B or higher within an appropriate period preceding the time of application and are equivalent to comparable courses at the City University. In the case of master’s programs, a total of 12 credits may be approved for transfer. Exceptions to the above regulations may be considered under special circumstances. An evaluation of previously earned credits may be made before the end of the student’s first year in residence by the student’s program.

If you are considering transferring credits:

  • Please check the Student Handbook for your training area for specific Transfer Credit Requirements.
  • Students will need to order an Official Transcript from the appropriate school(s). (Keep the transcript and original envelope together – they will later be attached to the Transfer Credit Form)
  • Undergraduate courses taken in excess of baccalaureate requirements may not be offered as advanced standing; nor may Graduate courses taken to meet admission requirements.
  • The final 30 credits for the PhD degree must be taken at The City University.
  • For the PhD Degree, a student may transfer from other accredited universities not more than 30 credits approved by the Department (no grade below B accepted).
  • The student’s faculty advisor reviews courses with their advisee – students should be prepared to show course descriptions and syllabus of proposed courses to be transferred.
  • Faculty advisor completes Transfer Credit Form with advisee:
  1. Discipline, Banner ID#, Date of Admission, Name and address of student;
  2. Term Ending (Semester in which course was taken), Name of Institution, Course Title and Course Number, Grade received;
  3. CUNY Equivalent (Course name and number OR number of equivalent blanket credits), CUNY Credits (leave blank if Blanket Credits), Graduate Advisor Signature and Date,* and Executive Officer Signature and date.
  4. Flag courses on the original transcript that are being transferred
  5. Attach student’s original transcript and envelope to form. Faculty Advisor should print their name underneath their signature.
  6. Advisor signs and dates form
  • All original paperwork should be sent to the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress for review and processing through the administration.

Please mail paperwork to:

Judith Kubran, LMSW
APO of Academic Support and Student Progress
GSUC/CUNY-Psychology
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 6304.34
New York, NY  10016

  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Level II

  • Period of study from the semester following the completion of 45 credits (fully earned and evaluated and including approved transfer credits) and passing of the First Examination, to advancement to candidacy.
  • Once you have completed 45 credits and have passed the First Doctoral Exam you will be automatically advanced to Level II by the Registrar's Office. No form is required.

En-Route Master's Degree

In the Ph. D. Program in Psychology, students seeking an En-Route Master’s Degree must complete the Application for En-Route Master's Degree. Basic requirements include a minimum of 45 GPA credits with an average grade of "B," passing of the First Doctoral Examination, and satisfactorily completing a major research paper. Students may not use Transfer Credits to qualify for the 45 credit requirement for the En-Route Masters.

Please:

  • Attach a major paper to the form.
  • The form must be signed by three Faculty Members who have read and approved the major paper.
  • Send the completed form with original signatures and the final version of the major paper to the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress (Judith Kubran) in the Psychology Executive Office.
  • Remember: En-Route Master Degrees are awarded three times per academic year. The candidate must meet the following enrollment requirements: for the degree to be awarded in February, candidates must be enrolled the preceding fall semester; for May/June, the concurrent spring semester; for October, the preceding spring semester. Students must also meet their financial obligations to the University at the time of application. Students who have a Master’s Degree in Psychology from another institution are not eligible for an En-Route Master's Degree. Students may not use Transfer Credits to qualify for the 45 credit requirement for the En-Route Masters.
  • En-Route Master degrees conferred by the Graduate Center are awarded three times per year.  Deadlines for the degrees conferred by the campuses can vary, but usually it is December 1 for a Februray degree, July 1, for an August degree and March 15 for a May degree.
  • Since the Graduate Center does not confer the masters degree for the campuses (only the training areas housed at the GC campus), the En-Route Masters Degree Award Date will not appear on the GC  transcript.  Students should have a transcript from their campus that documents that the degree was awarded. Please check with your campus-based Registrar.
  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Second Doctoral Exam

The PhD Program in Psychology and the Graduate Center requires all students to pass a Second Doctoral Examination ‘within ten (10) registered semesters of enrollment in a doctoral program.’ Each Area in Psychology determines the content and procedures for its own examination.

Requirement: Please have the student’s Advisor or the Training Area’s Administrative Person send an email to the Psychology EO Office, jkubran@gc.cuny.edu, stating:
      Student’s Name
      Banner ID #
      Date the Second Doctoral Exam was successfully completed

The EO Office will notify the Registrar’s Office and the milestone will be noted at the bottom of the student’s transcript.

Failure to officially record the Second Doctoral Exam will result in a Satisfactory Progress hold being placed on the student’s Registration. The student will not be able to register until the hold is cleared.

Dissertation Topic Proposal

  • The completed Dissertation Topic Proposal Form initiates the process of advancing to candidacy and to Level III.
  • This form requests the names of your committee members, the working title of your dissertation, and a summary of your proposed research. Remember:  Under Graduate Center requirements, at least three committee members must be CUNY doctoral faculty.
  • The chair of your committee will sign the form. You will send the form and your proposed research summary as an email attachment to the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu). We do not need original signatures on this form in order to process.

** The following training areas require the Chair's and the Training Area Coordinator's approval before it is submitted with the EO Office: Behavior Analysis, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Human Development, Psychology and Law, Clinical Psychology at John Jay College, and, Clinical Psychology at Queens College.

  • The Executive Officer of Psychology will approve and sign the form.
  • Please complete the Request for Approval of Non-CUNY-Doctoral Faculty Dissertation Committee Member form for any  Non-CUNY doctoral faculty on your committee. Outside readers should have demonstrable expertise in the appropriate field of study, based on their scholarly work over the recent past. Alumni from CUNY must not have overlapped with the student defending their dissertation. Send an email attachment of the form and the member's CV to the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu). An original signature is not required to process this form. The form and CV will be reviewed by the EO Office and you will be notified by email if the committee member(s) are not approved.
  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Advancement to Candidacy and Level III

Advancement to Candidacy and Level III - Forms
Advancement to Candidacy and Level III - Requirements and Procedures *

  • Students will monitor their progress to know when they have met all of the requirements and are ready to Advance to Candidacy and to Level III.

  • You may Advance to Candidacy and to Level III once you have met all of the criteria: completion of your First and Second Doctoral Exam; completion of your coursework; approved Dissertation Topic Proposal; and no open grades on your transcript.*

*In some Training Areas, the Second Doctoral Examination is equivalent to the Dissertation Proposal. Please make sure you follow the instructions for the Dissertation Proposal.

  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Business Cards (Students)

Students who have been Advanced to Candidacy and are now Level III may request GC business cards by emailing the following details to their Associate Program Officer (APO) – Swe Swe Htay shtay@gc.cuny.edu :

    Name as it should appear on card
    Doctoral program: Psychology
    Telephone number: (your preferred phone #)
    Email address: (your preferred email address)

The APO will ensure that those requesting business cards are advanced to Ph.D. Candidacy or approved by the EO.
The APO will email details above to comms@gc.cuny.edu, with subject line “Business card request: [STUDENT NAME]”
 
A proof will be returned to the APO. If acceptable, the APO will deliver file to Graphic Arts print shop. If changes are required, the APO will return to C&M with edit requests.

Dissertation Proposal

Dissertation Proposal Approval Form

Dissertation Proposal Process

  • The dissertation proposal is a detailed account of the dissertation research to be conducted. In general, it includes a review of previous research in the area, a statement of the hypotheses and their rationale, and a description of the research design. Once the requirements for the First and Second Doctoral Exam have been met, the student may now move on to the Dissertation Proposal.
  • The student's Dissertation Proposal Committee is composed of three CUNY Doctoral Faculty members.
  • The Dissertation Proposal Committee meets at least once to approve the Dissertation Proposal and sign off on the Dissertation Proposal Approval Form.
  • A scanned copy of the approved Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation Proposal Approval form is sent to the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu) in the Psychology Executive Office. (The Executive Office does not need the Dissertation Proposal Approval form with the original signatures - a scanned copy of the original document is fine).
  • If the Training Area has an Administrative Assistant, file a copy of the Approved Dissertation Proposal and the original Dissertation Approval Form with that person.
  • The student retains a copy of the approved Dissertation Approval form for their records.
  • After the Dissertation Proposal is approved, the student must apply to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) for approval to conduct the proposed research. This approval must be granted before the student begins their dissertation research. For detailed information, please go to the CUNY HRPP website:  http://www2.cuny.edu/research/research-compliance/human-research-protection-program-hrpp/ . If you have any questions, please contact Marianna Azar, the Graduate Center HRPP Coordinator (mazar@gc.cuny.edu).
  • Mandatory notification requirements and travel insurance for international academic travel  by graduate students for independent research, internships, language study, practicums, conference attendance/presentation, or job interviews regardless of the source of funding.  See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Current-Students/International-Travel-Requirements-for-Current-Stud#sthash.Z0HhHYdt.dpuf
  • Non-Human Animals - Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Both federal and state regulations require the humane treatment of animals used in research and educational activities. Meeting these requirements is the function of the Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC, the veterinarian, and the Manager of the Hunter College Animal Facility. Quality science requires quality animal care. The IACUC, the Hunter College veterinarian, and the facility manager work together with the researcher to ensure that animal experiments and educational activities are conducted in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. All studies involving the use of live animals must be approved by the IACUC. This applies to all vertebrate animals, even those that do not enter the animal facilities and those that may be sacrificed upon arrival. It also includes animal studies performed at other institutions by Hunter faculty and staff.
  • Please make sure the Administrative person of your training area is copied on all correspondence with the Psychology Executive Office.

Human Research Protection Program HRPP and IRB Clearance AND Non-Human Animals - Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

  • CUNY HRPP:
    http://www.cuny.edu/research/compliance/human-subjects-research-1.html 
    All human subjects research requires prior HRPP/IRB review and approval.
    For guidance on when CUNY HRPP/IRB review is required, visit this site.
     
  • CUNY HRPP Policies and Procedures: 
    http://www.cuny.edu/research/compliance/human-subjects-research-1/hrpp-policies-procedures.html
     
  • IDEATE:
    All human subjects research protocols must be submitted through IDEATE.
    https://ideate.cuny.edu/home/
    For instruction in getting started in IDEATE as well as general troubleshooting tips, please click here.
    For changes to your IDEATE user profile, please email hrpp@cuny.edu
    For further information about the IRB/HRPP, please visit the CUNY HRPP website:
    http://www2.cuny.edu/research/research-compliance/human-research-protection-program-hrpp/
     
  • IRB Approvals for Research Performed Abroad

    Human Research in International Settings:

    “With respect to international non-exempt research, the CUNY HRPP Research Conducted in an International Setting policy outlines the responsibilities of the researcher and the CUNY UI-IRB, among which is the responsibility of the researcher to identify applicable local permissions or approvals that may be required (http://www2.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/page-assets/research/research-compliance/human-research-protection-program-hrpp/hrpp-policies-procedures/International_22.pdf). GC HRPP staff also use the following resource compiled by HHS to confirm the information supplied by the investigator (https://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/sites/default/files/internationalcomp2016%20.pdf).”

  • GC HRPP Contact Information:  For questions, please contact Marianna Azar, the Graduate Center HRPP Coordinator at  212-817-7525, or mazar@gc.cuny.edu.  Please include your IDEATE protocol number in all correspondence.
     
  • Important Annoucement: Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form

    Effective October 3, 2016, the Dissertation Proposal Human Subjects Research Clearance Form requirement has been eliminated. Submission of the Clearance Form is no longer required. All forms submitted to date have been processed.     
    The Human Participants hold has been lifted from all student Banner accounts and this requirement will no longer impact advancement to candidacy or graduation.
    All human subjects research still requires prior HRPP/IRB review and approval. For guidance on when CUNY HRPP/IRB review is required, visit this site
    For more information about CUNY HRPP/IRB, visit this site.
     
  • Non-Human AnimalsHunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Both federal and state regulations require the humane treatment of animals used in research and educational activities. Meeting these requirements is the function of the Hunter College Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee IACUC, the veterinarian, and the Manager of the Hunter College Animal Facility. Quality science requires quality animal care. The IACUC, the Hunter College veterinarian, and the facility manager work together with the researcher to ensure that animal experiments and educational activities are conducted in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. All studies involving the use of live animals must be approved by the IACUC. This applies to all vertebrate animals, even those that do not enter the animal facilities and those that may be sacrificed upon arrival. It also includes animal studies performed at other institutions by Hunter faculty and staff.

Dissertation Timelines for Completion of Degree

This Dissertation Defense Timeline is an EXAMPLE ONLY.
 
You are not required to follow this time frame. It is only a suggestion of how you might plan for your defense.
 
Please use this Timeline as an example and guide in estimating how long it might take to defend and deposit - so you can plan accordingly.
 
What IS REQUIRED is that you submit 3 of the 5 Dissertation Evaluation Forms to the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress 4 weeks prior to your defense date so we can officially notify the Provost’s Office of your defense. The remaining 2 Dissertation Evaluation forms may be turned in any time before the Dissertation Defense.
 
It is advised that you work closely with the Chair of your committee to lay out a time frame en-route to your defense date allowing time for all committee members to read the dissertation, provide feedback, and agree upon a date and time for the defense. Remember to take into account if any of your committee members will be on sabbatical.
 
Always check with your Training Area’s Student Handbook for procedures and requirements.
 
Please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Thanks!
 
Judith Kubran, LMSW
APO for Academic Support and Student Progress
jkubran@gc.cuny.edu
212-817-8751

Dissertation Defense

  • Dissertation Defense Committee Composition: Please follow individual training area requirements for selection of the dissertation committee and arrangements for the defense. Check your training area's Handbook for Dissertation Committee Requirements.  If it is unclear, please check with the head of your training area. NOTE: The Graduate Center states that at least three members of the dissertation defense committee must be members of the Graduate Center doctoral faculty.  This is the only Graduate Center requirement.  Your Training Area's requirement will include this plus their own dissertation defense committee composition requirements.  If any of your dissertation committee members are not CUNY Doctoral faculty, please see the subheading "Request for Approval of Non-CUNY Doctoral Faculty Dissertation Committee Member" below for further instructions. 
  • Dissertation Evaluation Form. THREE Dissertation Evaluation Forms must be received four weeks prior to the dissertation defense date in order for the EO Office to officially notify the Provost’s office of the defense.
    All remaining Dissertation Evaluation forms must be received by the day of the defense.
     
    The student should complete the top section of the form before distributing it to their committee members. The Advancement to Candidacy date is found at the bottom of your transcript. Be sure to complete the section for Chairperson and Evaluator and the Campus for each.
    Please use legible handwriting if you are not going to type the info.
    The forms do not require original faculty signatures. Electronic signatures are accepted.
     
    Please Note: Students should consult with their advisor as to the timely distribution of Dissertation Evaluation Forms to their committee members.
     
    Please send the completed form as an email attachment to the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu).
    The form may be sent to jkubran@gc.cuny.edu either by the student, the advisor, the committee member, or the Administrative Support person for your program.
     
  • Request for Approval of Non-CUNY-Doctoral Faculty Dissertation Committee Member. Please complete the Request for Approval of Non-CUNY-Doctoral Faculty Dissertation Committee Member form for any  Non-CUNY doctoral faculty on your committee.Outside readers should have demonstrable expertise in the appropriate field of study, based on their scholarly work over the recent past. Alumni from CUNY must not have overlapped with the student defending their dissertation. Send an email attachment of the form and the member's CV to the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress (jkubran@gc.cuny.edu). An original signature is not required to process this form. The form and CV will be reviewed by the EO Office and you will be notified by email if the committee member(s) are not approved.
  • Commencement
    https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/President-s-Office/Commencement-Archive/Commencement-2017
     
    2017 Commencement Briefing:
     
    Commencement will take place Friday, June, 2, 2017 @ 1:30 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center.
     
    Invitations will be sent out in April.  
     
    The Commencement fee is $125 which includes 4 guest tickets. You can purchase up to 6 extra guest tickets at $25/ticket.
     
    If students would like to rent regalia, the cost is $125.  You will write your height and cap size on the RSVP slip and pick up the regalia on either May 30th or 31st in the William Kelly Skylight Room -9th Floor @ the GC.
     
    If you would like to purchase regalia, you will  have to contact the vendor, Herff Jones, directly. That information is located on the Commencement 2017 page on the GC website.
     
    https://www.gc.cuny.edu/About-the-GC/President-s-Office/Commencement-Archive/Commencement-2017 
     
    You will likely be able to buy gowns after April 7th from the vendor website, but the price may go up.
     
    Diplomas: Graduates not participating in the Commencement ceremony may pick up their diplomas after June 5, 2017, at the Graduate Center (Room 9112).
     
    For duplicate diplomas please contact the Bursar’s office.

    Feel free to contact Russell Amigo, ramigo@gc.cuny.edu,  with any other questions regarding commencement.

Alumni

Financial Support for Students


** For ALL international academic travel, whether for research or for conferences (participating or just attending), you must purchase international academic travel insurance, either CISI or an equivalent.  The insurance must include evacuation for both medical and security reasons.  This is a University requirement for all CUNY students.  Students must submit the three required forms at least two weeks prior to their departure.  The requirement is not dependent upon the students receiving any type of funding from CUNY, from the Graduate Center, from the Research Foundation, from any program funds, from any grant funds, from any faculty grants, etc.  Submission of these forms after their return is not acceptable.  This is the link from the Graduate Center’s homepage:http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Current-Students/International-Travel-Requirements-for-Current-Students.
 

International Students

  • Required Glacier TaxPrep Online Software Registration:  ALL International Students are subject to taxation on all U.S. source income and must file annual reports ("tax returns") with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regardless of whether or not they received any income. Although the Office of International Students is not able to provide income tax advice, it does make available appropriate information concerning Federal (U.S.) and New York State tax requirements. CUNY requires all International Students to register in GLACIER to determine their tax status before they may receive any money from fellowships, scholarships, or teaching or research assistantships. CUNY also makes the GLACIER TaxPrep online software available for students to help them prepare their annual U.S. tax returns. - See more at: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Prospective-Current-Students/Current-Students/International-Students-(Current)#sthash.ZEzE5qfF.dpuf

  • CAMS Account for International Students: Students who do not have a social security number are assigned a number for CUNY purposes, such as access to CUNY Portal and Blackboard.  It is 66621xxxx where xxxx is the last 4 digits of the banner ID.  (Vincent De Luca, Registrar)

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