A Welcome to Our Newly Admitted Students

We warmly welcome you to the select group of scholars admitted to Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Should you accept our offer of admission, your fellow students will be some of the brightest and most creative of your generation, arriving from every continent and from more than 100 nations to form an exciting, congenial academic community where new perspectives are continually embraced. Membership in such a distinguished cohort is an enduring pleasure. We believe you can make no better choice for your graduate studies than Harvard's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Steps to Respond to Offer of Admission

  1. Go to the online application page.
  2. Login using the username and password you created when you filled out your application. (If you forgot your username of password click the link "Forgot your User Name or Password?”)
  3. Click the link “Your application decision is now available online,” which will display your decision letter.
  4. In the body of that letter, click the link “electronic reply form.”
  5. Fill out the reply form and click “Proceed to submission.”

Welcoming Events


We invite you to attend Newly-Admitted Students' Day on Friday, April 1, 2016 and access information on getting to GSAS and where to stay.

And save the date for fall term opening events:

  • Orientation, on August 25, 2016 — An official welcome from Harvard's president and senior deans in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, followed by lunch in Harvard Yard and an afternoon resource fair at Dudley House, GSAS's one-of-a-kind graduate student center.
  • Discover Dudley, on August 26, 2016 — an open house and party at Dudley House.


Get To Know GSAS


  • Check out our news site to learn about student life and professional development at GSAS.
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.




April 15, 2016 Reply to offer of admission due (please refer to your letter of admission)
April 15, 2016 Reply to offer of financial aid due
April 20, 2016 Priority deadline to enter GSAS housing lottery
May 16, 2016 Deadline to notify Accessible Education Office of special needs
May 16, 2016 Deadline to submit Financial Certification for Students Who Are Not U.S. Citizens Form
June 15, 2016 Medical forms due to Harvard University Health Services
Early July Tuition bills emailed by Student Receivables Office
July 29, 2016 Hard-copy, official transcript(s) and proof of degree(s) due at GSAS Admissions
August 1, 2016 Fall tuition payment due
Mid August Fall 2016 Registration begins (please see the Harvard FAS Registrar's website and click on the “GSAS Registration” tab at mid-page for more information)

Important Information for Newly Admitted GSAS Students


Attention, International Students


Sources of Academic, Personal, and Professional Support at GSAS and Harvard