FAQs

Degree Verifications

Can I verify any Harvard University degree through this website?
No. The Faculty of Arts & Sciences Registrar’s Office can only verify degrees for alumni of Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. For inquiries about degrees from other schools, e.g. Harvard Law School, you will need to contact that school’s registrar’s office directly.

How much does it cost to verify a degree?
There is a $10 processing surcharge. 

Why is The National Student Clearinghouse involved?
The FAS Registrar’s

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Transcripts

Who can order a transcript?
Any current or former student at Harvard College or the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences can order a transcript through our office via the National Student Clearinghouse.

How much does it cost to order a transcript?
There is an $8.00 charge for each transcript ordered. If you desire for your transcript to be shipped via Fed-Ex then there is an additional $15.00 charge for delivery.

Can I get an electronic version of my transcript?
Electronic Transcripts are currently unavailable.

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College Requirements

How do I change my concentration?

Students can change their concentration online via my.harvard.edu. More information regarding this process will become available in late August 2016.

How can I waive a certain Core or General Education requirement based on my study abroad credits?

When the study abroad credits are visible on your student record, please email send enrollment@fas.harvard.edu an email to indicate what coursewhich GenEd requirement you want would like to waive. If your study abroad credits are not on your student

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Enrollment Certifications

When can I get an Enrollment Certification for the Fall 2016 term? 

They will not be available via the National Student Clearinghouse until the middle of September. If you should need one before then please contact transcripts@fas.harvard.edu and include the following information: who you are, why you need it, and where we should send it.

Can I confirm the enrollment of anyone at Harvard through this website?
No. The Faculty of Arts & Sciences Registrar’s Office can only confirm enrollment for students of Harvard

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Exams

When will the final exam schedule be posted?
The fall Final Exam Schedule will be posted in mid-September. The spring final exam schedule will be posted in mid-February.

How can I determine when my exam is likely to take place before the exam schedule is posted?
Most courses are assigned a numeric Exam and Student Deadline Group, which is listed with course information in the

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GSAS Requirements

I am in a PhD program and want to receive the Masters degree once I complete the course requirements. Do I still need to submit a degree application?
Yes, a degree application is necessary for each degree to be granted. Degrees are not granted automatically.

What happens if I apply for a degree but do not receive it?
A new application must be filed for the next available degree granting period.

How will I know my dissertation has been accepted?
Dissertations are reviewed by the Registrar’s Office

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Online Grading Portal

The Course Head has asked me to enter grades, but I don't have access to the course to do so.
To become an authorized grader, contact the Course Head. Course Head instructions for adding/removing Graders:

  • To view a list of existing Graders, click "Add/Remove" in the Authorized Graders column for the desired course.
  • To add a Grader click "Add/Remove" in the Authorized Graders column for the desired course
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Registration

How do I access my online registration?
Log in at my.harvard.edu to register and select courses. Step-by-step instructions are available in the Knowledge Center.

How do I enroll in a Cross-Registered course?
Students can indicate their interest to enroll in a Cross-Registered course by clicking the "add x-reg classes" button in

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Student Record Requests

How can I view my admissions/official student file?

Students and alumni wishing access to their education records should complete the File Viewing Request Form and submit to the FAS Registrar's Office. The student or alum should identify the specific record or records he/she wishes to inspect. Once the request is received the Registrar’s Office will gather the appropriate records and access will be given within 45 days from the receipt of

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Student Registration, Enrollment, and Grades

What does the grade of ^^^ mean on my student record?
The symbol ^^^ means that the professor has not yet reported your grade. Your grade is "pending".

Do I need the instructor number on my Add/Drop form?
You need the instructor number when you are enrolling in 300 or 3000 level courses only. For all other courses, no instructor number is needed.

I have cross- registered into FAS and wish to drop an FAS course. Do I need to submit a drop form at both my home school AND FAS ?
No. Submit a drop form at your home

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