Important to Note
MIT is requiring that all students provide proof of COVID vaccination. Upon registering, information for Harvard students will be uploaded to COVID Pass (MIT's in-house COVID monitoring system). COVID pass will inform you of all requirements for accessing campus and MIT's COVID-19 testing procedures and requirements. You must obtain an MIT ID card and sign-up for an MIT computing account (Kerberos account) as you will need the ID card to swipe into buildings and a Kerberos account is needed in order to upload proof of vaccination. Please visit MIT's website for more information.
When to cross-register at MIT
As a general rule, you must cross-register for courses by the earliest possible deadline.
- When MIT's cross-registration deadline is earlier than Harvard's deadline, you must cross-register by MIT's deadline.
- When Harvard's cross-registration deadline is earlier than MIT's deadline, you must cross-register by Harvard's deadline.
Spring 2022 Harvard College/GSAS cross-registration deadlines
Harvard Spring-Cross-Registration Opens
|January 12, 2022|
|MIT Spring-Cross-Registration Opens (students may start submitting petitions to MIT)||January 24, 2022|
|Last day Harvard College students may add/drop a full-term and H3 cross-registered course||February 22, 2022|
|Last day Graduate students may Add a cross-registered course||March 7, 2022|
|Last day Graduate students may Drop a cross-registered course||March 21, 2022|
MIT's deadline to complete cross-registration is March 4, 2022.
How to enroll in an MIT course
Cross-register for courses directly in my.harvard.
- If you are a Harvard College first-year student, you must send a statement of interest to your Resident Dean to be able to cross-register at MIT.
- If you are a fellow, you cannot cross-register at MIT.
- The MIT instructor will approve your request to enroll.
- Once your enrollment request has been approved by the MIT instructor, you will see a "Permission Granted" icon in my.harvard. At this point, you are registered for the course at MIT. Please keep in mind that there's no course preview period at MIT. If you decide to not take the course, notify the MIT Registrar's Office. They will drop the course in MIT's course registration system.
- You must officially enroll in the course once the MIT instructor has given you permission. You are not officially enrolled in the course until you complete this process.
How to drop a course
Students will follow whichever school's deadline is earlier.
- Drop the course directly in my.harvard.
- Contact the MIT Registrar's Office. They will drop the course in MIT's course registration system.
How to change the grading basis of a course
Please note that MIT courses taken pass/fail cannot be changed to a letter-graded course. FAS will convert the letter grade to pass/fail once the Registrar's Office receives grades from MIT.
- Harvard College students: Submit a change of grading basis request directly in my.harvard
- GSAS students: Submit a petition to change a grading status for language courses only
How to audit a course
- Contact your instructor to request permission.
- Once you receive permission, drop the course directly in my.harvard.
- Send your instructor's note of approval to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added as an auditor.
Audited courses will not appear on your Harvard transcript.
- GSAS students find more information on the GSAS policies website.
- Harvard College students no limitation on the number of credits to count toward the 128 credit requirement. To petition to receive concentration credit for a course please complete this petition signed off by your department and submit via email to email@example.com by the 5th Monday of the term in which you are taking the course. If you have not yet declared your concentration you may petition for concentration credit retroactively by the fifth Monday of your fourth term in residence.
Visit the course search in my.harvard to view the cross-registration credit conversion tool. Look for the button titled "Credit Conversion" below the search bar.
Important note for graduating students planning to cross-register at MIT: If you wish you receive your diploma on time, you may want to reconsider taking an MIT course in your final semester.
MIT will charge late fees to FAS students where applicable. Each late fee is $50. Late fees that may be applied are as follows:
- Late Cross-Registration Fee: applied when a student misses the deadline to complete cross-registration at MIT.
- Late Add/Drop/Change Fee: applied when a student misses the deadline to add/enroll in additional MIT subjects, drop a MIT subject, or change the subject grading status (from credit to audit/listener).