Current Students

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  • Petition Form
    GLS students should use the petition form when making the following requests:
    • fourth course with instructor
    • additional class inside or outside of concentration
    • plan of study change
    • leave of absence
    • seventh or eighth year of study
  • Writing Assistance Request
    Students who need help developing a tutorial, capstone or thesis proposal, or are faced with a writing challenge for a GLS course, should email with subject "Writing Assistance Request." Student writing is supported by the GLS office, the Writing Workshop and the GLS writing tutor.
  • Graduate Tutorial Instructions
    The Graduate Tutorial Instructions provide a comprehensive overview of how GLS degree candidates can develop their own in-depth, serious course of study on advanced topics of specialized interest in subjects not taught in the GLS course offerings but appropriate to the GLS curriculum.
  • Thesis and Project Binding Form
    Writers of MPhil theses are required to submit a copy of their thesis for binding and preservation in the library’s collection. Capstone writers may elect to have their projects bound. Print out and complete the Thesis and Project Binding Form and bring to the GLS office with payment and the copy of your work to be bound. This copy will be archived with Olin Library. Students are strongly encouraged to order a copy for their own record. If you would like information on how to order personal copies, please call our office.
  • Name Change Request
    Print out, complete and bring the Name Change Request Form to the GLS office with your Social Security card, updated passport, or court order document which reflects the new legal name that should be entered in our system.