Evaluation & Certificate


Certificate and Academic Credit

Each successful Design Discovery participant receives a written evaluation from his or her instructor and a certificate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Although the GSD cannot offer undergraduate academic credit for Design Discovery, some colleges and universities will award academic credit for a student’s participation in our program, including Harvard College, which awards eight (8) credits (or the equivalent of two courses).

Requesting a copy of your evaluation

A copy of the written evaluation along with a copy of the alumni list is sent to the permanent address of every participant following the conclusion of the program.

Although we cannot provide an official transcript of your work in the program, we can send a letter explaining the nature of the program and a copy of your evaluation. If you would like to request this letter and/or a copy of your evaluation, please email discovery@gsd.harvard.edu, including the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Year attended CD/DD
  • Number of copies of evaluation written by studio instructor
  • Number of copies of written explanation of program
  • Names and addresses of document recipients
  • Other comments