Notarized official Harvard Kennedy School transcripts are ordered through the National Student Clearinghouse website. Note in the special instructions field that your transcript must be notarized.

Degree Verification Letters or Certificates of Enrollment

Email the Office of the Registrar if you require notarized Harvard Kennedy School degree verification letters or certificates of enrollment. For verification purposes, you will need to send the email request from your HKS alumni email account. Be sure to include your current mailing address in your email or if you will pick up your notarized document in person once it is ready.


Harvard Kennedy School does not keep copies of your original diploma.

Email the Office of the Registrar if you need a notarized copy of your diploma, and schedule an appointment to bring your original diploma to the registrar's office in person. If you cannot bring your diploma in person, you may mail your original diploma along with a prepaid private carrier label and envelope (e.g. using UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.). We will return your original diploma along with the notarized copy.

Courier your diploma to:
Harvard Kennedy School
Office of the Registrar
Attn: Diploma Notarization
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

The registrar can only process your request if you provide the following:

  • Your full name
  • Diploma name (name recorded on the original diploma)
  • Degree awarded
  • Date the degree was granted
  • Original signature
  • Shipping address, including a telephone number
  • Email address

Diplomas and notarized copies will only be mailed to you. The Office of the Registrar cannot mail diplomas or notarized copies to third parties.

If you need an apostille, you must make your own arrangements with the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to send the notarized copy of your document. Contact the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Office of the Secretary, Public Records Division for details.