They are the same! As a graduate of HDS, you are automatically a member of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). This means that in addition to having access to HDS-specific programming and events, you can also access all the resources and programming that the HAA has to offer.
Yes. If your legal name differs from the name listed on your test scores, transcripts, or other supporting documents, you must also provide notarized documentation of your name change by your degree program’s application deadline. If you changed your name due to marriage, please send a notarized hard copy of your marriage certificate to the address below. If you changed your name for any other reason, please send us a notarized hard copy scan of your passport.
Please mail all notarized documents to: Office of Admissions Harvard Divinity School 14 Divinity Avenue
You should upload a transcript with grades through the preceding term. Please report your GPA up through the prior semester, if applicable.
It is generally not necessary to provide an updated transcript with fall semester grades during the application review process. However, if you are admitted to HDS and choose to matriculate, you will be required to submit an official, final transcript showing all grades received and degree(s) conferred in the summer prior to enrollment.
If you studied abroad and your courses and grades are listed on your home institution's transcript, then you do not need to upload a separate study abroad transcript. If the coursework and grades for your study abroad program are not listed on your home institution's transcript, then you are required to upload a separate transcript from your study abroad program that shows the coursework and grades.
Yes. Transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended (including work done at any school of Harvard University) showing all undergraduate and graduate work are required. If admitted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts from all institutions you attended, including institutions from which you did not earn a degree.
Applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts from each postsecondary institution that they have attended in the academic history section of the application. All transcripts should show courses completed, grades received, duration of study, and degree or diploma received, if applicable.
Please keep in mind that you will need to provide official transcripts (and translations, if applicable) for verification, should you be admitted. HDS reserves the right to withdraw an admissions offer if there is a discrepancy between an applicant’s uploaded transcript and official
If you are experiencing an economic hardship that prevents you from paying the $75 application fee, you may request a fee waiver. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 617.495.5796 or email@example.com to request access to the form. Application fee waivers are subject to approval.