Requesting Your Certificate

When you have completed the final certificate course with the required grade, you may request your certificate by logging in to online services and completing the Certificate Course Tracker and Request Form. Be sure to request the certificate within 30 days of when grades are posted online (see calendar for dates).

After your request is reviewed and approved, you will receive an e-mail with a link to your electronic certificate, which you may print. Harvard Extension School issues printed certificates and mails them to awardees at the end of the fall, spring, and summer terms. These certificates are printed on parchment paper and suitable for framing. 

If you completed a professional graduate certificate, the certificate will state: Harvard University, Harvard Extension School awarded [Your Name] a [three-, four-, or five-] course Professional Graduate Certificate in [field name].

If you completed a liberal arts graduate certificate, the certificate will state: Harvard University, Harvard Extension School awarded [Your Name] a [three- or four-] course Graduate Certificate in [field name].

The certificate, along with the courses and the grades, are noted on your official Harvard Extension School transcript.