Contingencies and Policies

If your admissions checklist in my.harvard states that your admission is contingent upon us receiving an item, please see the item in your checklist for more specific information.

Math Review is open for incoming students and is offered during orientation.

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 MPH/MUP. Students scheduled to begin a degree program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 2023 must show proof of degree conferral for all prior degrees. If an incoming student has not completed the degree(s) (including any required examination, thesis, defense/viva) and has not submitted the degree conferral documentation to the Office of Admissions prior to May 15, 2023 (or August 1st for degrees conferred in Spring of 2023), the student will need to withdraw from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Students in non-qualifying degree programs may take an official leave of absence from their home school for the duration of their Harvard Chan School program instead of withdrawing. A copy of the official, approved leave of absence form must be submitted to the Harvard Chan School Admissions Office. Deferrals will not be offered. In the case of extenuating circumstances, students should contact the Office of Admissions by email at, without delay.

Admitted students who have degree coursework from institutions outside of the United States of America and/or non-English-language institutions in Canada must submit a credential evaluation from World Education Services (WES) if one has not been submitted already. For those currently in a degree program, an updated, final WES evaluation will be required prior to matriculation at the Harvard Chan School.

MPH EPI students: Harvard is authorized to offer distance education under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), an agreement that allows institutions of higher education in Massachusetts to offer distance education to students residing in other states that participate in SARA.  For information about SARA-related student complaint processes for distance education students, please see