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

Participants will receive a digital copy of the written evaluation 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