Course Credit

The courses offered correspond both in quality and quantity of work to a full course given throughout the academic year (or to two half courses). Each course is eight units (two semesters) of credit; a unit is approximately equivalent to one semester-hour in academic institutions using that system of evaluation. Courses must be taken for a letter grade only. Students may audit, but only with payment of full tuition.

The Summer Language Program does not grant degrees. HDS degree students may count SLP courses toward the course requirements under the normal course restrictions of their program, including specific language study limitations. Non-HDS students may request official transcripts for credit earned. (Students enrolled in degree programs at other institutions are advised to have their SLP courses approved in advance by the appropriate officer in their own school if they wish to have credit applied toward their degree program.)

HDS Facts

HDS shield

Harvard alumnus Pierre de Chaignon la Rose designed the Harvard graduate school shields for the occasion of the 1936 Tercentenary of Harvard College. For the HDS shield, he used the Hollis family coat of arms (a blue chevron containing three wood-pigeons with three sprigs of holly interspersed in the white background), beneath the University motto, Veritas.