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Supplemental Application Materials

Submitting Artistic Work, Research, or Other Optional Materials

Our standard application materials typically give us ample information for making admission decisions. However, we recognize you may have truly exceptional talents or achievements you wish to share, and we want you to have every opportunity to best represent yourself.

At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, supplementary materials—such as music recordings, artwork, or selected samples of academic work—may be evaluated by faculty.

These materials are entirely optional. Electronic submission through our Slideroom account or the status portal  is preferred. However, if you must mail your materials, please contact fileroom@fas.harvard.edu for instructions. 

Documents & Articles

Scholarly articles, research, creative writing or other documents of which you are the primary author should be submitted in the Upload Materials section of the Applicant Status Portal. This is the most efficient and direct method of submitting these materials, because they will be added directly to your official application.

Media Materials

You may submit optional supplementary media materials (e.g. videos, audio recordings, or images) electronically via Slideroom. Details for submissions in art, dance or choreography, musical performance or composition, will be found on the Slideroom website. There is a small submission fee, but if this fee causes you economic hardship, you may request a fee waiver at the point of submission.

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