Contingencies (per letter of admission and admissions checklist)

If your letter of admission and admissions checklist (in the portal) state that your admission is contingent, please see the information in this section. If you do not see the admissions checklist in the portal, please try to log in on a different network in case a firewall is blocking your access.

All students accepting our offer of admission need to present official and/or original documentation in the form of transcripts, marks sheets, and/or degree conferral documents. Please note that the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) will not forward documentation to our office. Official documents should be sent to our office at 158 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5810.

As a matter of policy, students may enroll in only one degree program at a time except for the following approved programs: MD/MPH, JD/MPH, and SM/MSN.  Students scheduled to begin a degree program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2016 must show proof of degree conferral for all prior degrees.  If an incoming student has not completed the degree(s) and has not submitted the degree conferral documentation to the Office of Admissions by June 1, 2016, the student will need to request a deferral to begin studies at the Harvard Chan School in 2017 or upon completion of the other degree program.  In the case of extenuating circumstances, students should contact the Office of Admissions by email at, without delay.

Additional information will be posted after we receive the dates for Math Review and the Professional Communication Seminar. Please refer back to this section for the Math and English contingency pages for more information on additional contingency requirements.