Check-In

Students working on their laptops together
 

As a GSAS or Harvard College student, you will be asked to check in online at the beginning of each term.

 

During check-in, you can:

You will be provided with important documents such as:

  • U.S. Voter Registration Forms (learn how to register with TurboVote)
  • FERPA information
  • Massachusetts Hazing Laws

Check in now

When to check in:

  • Fall 2021 check-in opens for GSAS students on Monday, August 2, 2021.
  • Fall 2021 check-in opens for Harvard College students on Monday, August 2, 2021.
  • The Fall 2021 check-in deadline for all FAS students is Monday, August 16, 2021 at 11:59pm ET.   

Checking in late:

You cannot register for courses until you check in.

If you don't check in by the stated deadline:

  • You risk losing financial support (loans, tuition & stipend grants cannot be processed for non-registered students)
  • You may be charged a non-reversible $50 late check-in fee. If you are an undergraduate student, the Danoff Dean of Harvard College may place you on an involuntary leave of absence for failing to complete the check-in process and register for courses as required at the beginning of the term.
  • Your Harvard ID may no longer be active and you will not have access to any Harvard services (library, athletics, dining, housing, etc.)
  • You may not have access to UHS health insurance
  • Your federal student loans may go into repayment
  • International students will risk losing their visa
 

Common Questions from Students

What happens if I check in late?

You cannot register for courses until you check in.

If you don't check in by the stated deadline:

  • You risk losing financial support (loans, tuition & stipend grants cannot be processed for non-registered students)
  • You may be charged a non-reversible $50 late check-in fee 
  • Your Harvard ID may no longer be active and you will not have access to any Harvard services (library, athletics, dining, housing, etc.)
  • You may...
Read more about What happens if I check in late?

I checked in, but there is still a hold on my record.

There are a variety of holds that can prevent you from enrolling in courses but not from checking-in. View instructions in the IT Help Center.

You can select the To-Do items in my.harvard to learn more about each hold. You must resolve your hold with the office that initiated it. For example, if you have a UHS hold you must contact University Health Services directly to address the hold.

Here is a description of the more...

Read more about I checked in, but there is still a hold on my record.