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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alumni have complimentary access to Andover-Harvard Theological Library and to ATLASerials®, an online collection of more than 70 major religion and theology journals. To gain access to the library and the ATLASerials® database, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your full name and degree year. After a member of the staff has verified that you are a graduate of the School, you will be sent login information to access the database.
There are many ways to make a contribution to HDS. Detailed instructions on how to give by credit card, check, securities, and more can be found on the Harvard University giving site. If you are looking to make a gift online now, you can do so by using our online giving form.