Program Withdrawal and Readmission
Most administrative matters pertaining to withdrawing from, or being readmitted to, the Ph.D. Program in Psychology are handled by the Registrar's Office at The Graduate Center. Please refer to the website for the Registrar's Office for all official GC policies, and for updates on University-wide forms and procedures.
The Psychology Executive Office has instituted additional policies to help students with the forms and procedures required by the Registrar's Office. These are outlined under the headings below, and are intended to ease the process of completing forms correctly and obtaining official signatures.
If you still have questions after reviewing the information below, please contact the APO of Academic Support and Student Progress at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Withdrawal and Readmission
Please see the headings below for forms, requirements, and procedures related to program withdrawal and readmission:
The Graduate Center Bulletin: Withdrawal (p. 24)
Written notice of voluntary withdrawal from a doctoral program must be approved by the appropriate Executive Officer, forwarded to the Office of the Registrar, and cleared by the offices of Financial Aid, International Students (if applicable), the Mina Rees Library, and the Bursar. Such notice must be submitted prior to the end of the third week of classes of a given semester to avoid full tuition liability for that semester. To resume study, a former student must apply to the program for readmission.
Students who have not been granted a leave of absence (please refer to the section on “Leave of Absence” above) or who have not registered by the first week of a given semester will be withdrawn automatically from The Graduate Center.
For Psychology Students
Students requesting to withdraw from the program should first contact the APO (email@example.com) in the Psychology Executive Office.
Reason for Requesting Withdrawal (accompanied by copies of supporting documents) – Please be sure this section on the form is filled out and any supporting documents (including an email from your advisor or training area approving your withdrawal) are attached.
The form and supporting documents are sent as email attachments to the APO (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Psychology Executive Office. The APO will review the paperwork, get the EO’s signature and process everything on to the administration.
The Graduate Center Bulletin: Readmission (p. 24)
Readmission following a withdrawal is at the discretion of the student’s program. A special Application for Readmission must be filed in the Office of the Registrar, and cleared by the offices of Financial Aid, International Students (if applicable), the Wellness Center, the Mina Rees Library, and the Bursar. It will be forwarded to the appropriate academic program office for consideration. A $20 readmission fee will be assessed.
- GC Policy and Procedure: Application for Readmission
- Readmission Instructions and Application e-Form:
Please visit the Readmission page. New procedures are listed below:
- Students visit the Readmission page and follow the instructions provided to them. If you meet the criteria shown on the page you may complete and submit the e-form.
- Students will be notified via email that their request has been received.
- Submitting the e-form does not mean your application for readmission has been approved. First, notification of the student’s request will be sent to their respective Program for review.
- The Registrar’s office notifies the Program of the student’s readmission request via email. The Program must inform the Registrar’s Office of the final decision:
- If the Program approves the request, the Office of the Registrar will process the student request. An email will be sent to the student and Program stating that the request was processed and when the student can log onto CUNYFirst to enroll for classes.
- If the Program approves the request with conditions, the Office of the Registrar will forward the approval with conditions to the student and await the students response agreeing to the conditions laid out by the Program. Once the student agrees to the conditions, the Office of the Registrar will process the request. An email will be sent to the student and Program stating that the request was processed and when the student can log onto CUNYFirst to enroll for classes.
- If the Program denies the request, the Office of the Registrar will forward the decision to the student. In which case, should the student have any questions, they will be directed to the Program for more details.
- All students who fail to pay the non-refundable $20 fee will be billed this fee.
For Psychology Students:
Before a student is considered for readmission to Psychology, they will need to meet with their Advisor or Training Area head to work out an acceptable plan for readmission and any specific conditions that must be met. An email with the terms for readmission should be sent to the Executive Officer, Richard Bodnar at email@example.com, and to the APO for Academic Support and Student Progress, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions, please contact email@example.com.