Exams and Grading

The Office of the Registrar works closely with the Office of Teaching Support to provide faculty and students pertinent information regarding exams and grading. The Harvard Kennedy School faculty offers a variety of exam types which include mid-term and final in-class (bluebook) exams, and take-home exams and final papers. Information regarding grading at the Harvard Kennedy School may also be found here.


For information on the HKS grading system, faculty criteria for grading and evaluation, and reporting grades please refer to Credit, Grades, and Grading at the Office of the Registrar.
For information on grades required for graduation, please refer to the Degree Requirements at the Office of the Registrar.


For information regarding final exams and the exam schedule, please refer to the Office of Teaching Support.
For information about exam policies and exam administration guidelines, please refer to Exam Procedures and Policy at the Office of the Registrar.

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