After completion of one term in a PhD program in the Graduate School, students who have done graduate work elsewhere may petition their departments for a maximum of one year's academic credit. Departments will generally give credit for courses equivalent to those offered by Harvard. No financial credit toward tuition is given.
Academic and financial credit may be granted for graduate-level courses taken as a Special Student in the Graduate School. A maximum of eight half-courses may be used for credit toward the PhD. After completion of one term in the Graduate School, students may petition their department for academic and financial credit for courses taken as a Special Student.