Grading Policies and Credit Conversions
If a GSD student receives a grade considered passing at the school in which the course is listed, he or she may receive credit for cross-registered courses offered by Harvard College; Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Business School, Kennedy School, Graduate School of Education, School of Public Health, Law School, or Divinity School; the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University; the Episcopal Divinity School; and MIT. Students may obtain credit toward the fulfillment of a degree at the GSD for a maximum of two undergraduate-level courses, or the equivalent of eight GSD units, at Harvard College.
GSD students cannot cross-register into another course on a pass/fail basis, even if the host school allows it. Cross-registered courses must be graded according to the host school's standard, ordinal system.
|Graduate School of Design||DIS, HP, P||LP||F|
|Business School||E, SA -I, II||LP/ -III||UNS - IV|
|Divinity School||A, A-, B+, B, B-||C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-||
|Faculty of Arts & Sciences||A, A-, B+, B, B-/SAT||C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-||E/UNS|
|Kennedy School||A, A-, B+, B, B-/SAT||C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-||E/UNS|
|Law School||H, P||LP||F|
|Medical School||EXL, SAT, P||U|
|School of Education||A, B||C, D||E|
|School of Public Health||A, A-, B+, B, B-, /P||C+, C, C-||F|
|MIT (Please be advised that if you are a graduating student, courses taken at MIT in Spring of your graduating year may not meet your degree total unit requirements)||A, B, C||D||F|
|Fletcher (Tufts)||A, A-, B+, B, B-, SAT||C and below|
Cross-Registration Credit Chart
Please refer to the university-wide course catalog and cross-registration site for the credit conversions and choose Harvard Graduate School of Design in the drop-down box.