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Deciding whether to study at Harvard Griffin GSAS? Already accepted your offer? This section provides all the information you need!

Whether you are still making up your mind about graduate study at Harvard Griffin GSAS or are looking for guidance on next steps, this section will give you all the information a new student needs!


As a student, you will have access to Harvard Griffin GSAS and Harvard-wide resources designed to aid your academic career. Resources provides a wealth of information, including support for international students, students with families, and more!

Submitting Official Transcripts

Before you enroll for fall semester classes you will need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to the Office of Admissions from each academic institution that you have attended. Transcripts must be received no later than July 31, 2023. If you anticipate being unable to meet this deadline, please contact the Office of Admissions well in advance of the deadline to discuss your situation. 

Official Transcript Requirements

Official transcripts issued and certified by the Registrar or central records office of the institution are required from all institutions attended, even if you did not earn a degree (i.e. transfer credits from summer and study abroad programs and community college coursework). 

  • Transcripts must include all courses, final grades, and degree(s), including the date of conferral of the degree(s).
  • Spring and summer 2023 graduates should make certain that the transcripts are not sent before being updated with the date of conferral of the degree(s).
  • All non-English documents must be accompanied by a professional, certified, literal English translation. Student-created translations are not accepted.
  • Copied documents are not accepted unless each page is officially certified by the institution's registrar's office that issued the original documents.
  • Documents from a third party, such as a notary, are not accepted.

Sending Electronic Transcripts

If the registrar’s office at your previous institution offers official electronic transcripts that are sent through a secure transcript submission service, we encourage you to send your transcripts electronically to

  • We advise that you manually enter our email address as the recipient to help ensure that transcripts are successfully delivered to the Office of Admissions.
  • Selecting a preset recipient may result in a delivery to one of the other Harvard University schools or to another Harvard email address. Please be aware that transcripts sent to other Harvard schools cannot be retrieved.
  • Documents sent as email attachments are not accepted as official transcripts.

Sending Mailed Transcripts

Transcripts must be sent directly from, or issued in an envelope officially sealed by, the registrar's office of your institution. Please send transcripts to:

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University
Admissions Office
1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 350
Cambridge, MA 02138-3846

If you have any questions, please email

Demonstration of English Proficiency, If Applicable

Students whose native language is other than English are required to demonstrate English proficiency. Should this apply to you, you are responsible for ensuring the Office of Admissions has received either your official TOEFL, TOEFL Home Edition, IELTS, or IELTS Indicator scores or an official transcript confirming receipt of your undergraduate degree from an institution where English is the language of instruction.

If you are required to provide official TOEFL, TOEFL Home Edition, IELTS, or IELTS Indicator scores and were unable to take one of these examinations prior to submitting your application, you must take one of these examinations and provide official scores as soon as possible, and no later than June 30, 2023.

Health Insurance

Learn about Harvard University Student Health Program (HUSHP) and review information for new students.

Immunization Requirements

Learn more about immunization requirements on the Harvard University Health Services Immunization Compliance page.

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