Academics form the foundation of the Harvard Kennedy School experience. To help you make the most of your academic experience, this section provides important information about degree requirements for each program, how to decide upon and register for courses, the School’s policies for grading, crediting and maintaining academic standards, and what you can expect exams to be like.

In addition, you’ll find information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which outlines how to access your educational records at Harvard Kennedy School.