Student Resources

RSEA Student Guide 2018-19   Important information and guidelines solely for students within the RSEA Program.

RSEA Calendar for Academic Year 2018-19   A handy summary of key dates, events, and deadlines for RSEA students. Please also see the FAS Registrar's website for the complete official GSAS/FAS academic calendar.

GSAS Degree Application   This application to receive a degree must be completed online at my.harvard.edu by the deadline listed below.  Please also check the Registrar's Office website for final deadlines and read all the instructions carefully.

For March 2019 Degree: Deadline to apply December 14, 2018
For May 2019 Degree: Deadline to apply  April 1, 2019
For November 2019 Degree: Deadline to apply TBA

Refer to the GSAS Degree Application Calendar 2018-19 for corresponding RSEA thesis deadlines for each degree application timeline.

RSEA Language Requirement Form  Due by October 1, 2018.

RSEA One-Year Degree Form

  • For students intending to graduate in one-year for a May 2019 graduation, this form must be submitted by September 20, 2018.
  • For students intending to graduate in one-year with a November 2019 graduation, this form must be submitted by February 7, 2019.

RSEA Petition for Non-East Asian Course   This template may be used to petition the RSEA Committee to allow a non-East Asian Course to be used to fulfill a RSEA East Asia course requirement. This is not an automatic process and this petition may be denied. It is recommended that this petition be submitted along with the study card to allow ample time for the committee to make a decision prior to the end of the add/drop period. The deadline is the last day of the semester in which the course is taken.

RSEA Independent Study Petition Form

RSEA 300 Thesis Advisor Grade Report

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