An application for degree must be submitted by the deadline indicated in the Degree Calendar for a student to receive a degree from a GSAS degree program on one of the three annual degree conferral dates. Students who wish to obtain a degree must formally apply within their my.harvard account. The link can be found on the Student Home page. PhD students must also provide a completion code for the GSAS Exit Survey within the application.
Degree applications must be completed by the student and approved by the appropriate department administrator. In unusual circumstances, late applications may be accepted for only the week following the deadline. A $50 fee will be assessed for late applications.
If a student applies but does not receive the degree during a given degree period, he/she must submit a new application for the degree period in which they intend to graduate.
Degree candidates who will not be receiving their diploma at the Commencement ceremony may indicate on the degree application whether they wish the diploma to be mailed or held for them at the Registrar’s Office.