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The following materials are required for consideration to the 2017 Career Discovery Program:

  • Application Fee: A $80 non-refundable application fee is due upon application submission.
  • Essay: An essay (500 words max) that describes a particularly satisfying project you have undertaken. This project need not be related to design or planning, although this is preferable. You might, for example, write about participating in a political campaign, mastering a musical instrument, doing research on a special topic, or organizing a social event.
  • Resume: A resume or CV which includes the following information: employment; education; extra-curricular collegiate and community activities (note whether an office held was elected or appointed); honors, awards, professional registration, professional societies, publications; avocations, hobbies, travel; if you served in the military, indicate rank on entry and rank on separation.
  • English Proficiency Test: International applicants, except those from countries where English is the native language or who are currently enrolled in a university within the United States, must submit ONE of the following:
    • A valid score from the TOEFL internet-based test
      The minimum required TOEFL iBT total score is 92, with the following minimum section requirements: reading, 23; speaking, 23; listening, 23; writing, 23. Please have test results submitted to the Harvard Graduate School of Design institution code [3455]. For further information about the TOEFL exam, please visit www.ets.org/toefl.
    • Duolingo test (https://englishtest.duolingo.com/)
  • Transcripts: Transcripts should be submitted online by the applicant and are required from all colleges and universities from which the applicant has received credit. When uploading a transcript, please make sure the scanned version is legible.Transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. If the university or college does not issue transcripts, a certified letter and certified English translation must be provided. It should list courses and examinations taken, grades, and degrees and dates of degrees received. Admitted students who have attended a school outside of the U.S. may be asked to submit a WES (World Education Service) certified transcript, at the applicant’s expense.

ADMISSIONS DEADLINES
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis beginning February 1.  Applications will continue to be reviewed until all spots are filled.  Early submissions are strongly encouraged. 

REAPPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Any former applicant wishing to reapply to the GSD Career Discovery Program must resubmit all forms and documentation.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Please refer to the Financial Aid instructions located on the Career Discovery website.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY
In accordance with Harvard University policy, the GSD does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status or handicap in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Every effort will be made to ensure fairness and consistency in the school’s relations with its students, faculty, and staff.

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