Course Registration

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Registration

  • Harvard College students and students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will register for courses via my.harvard.edu.
  • Registration is not complete until students have enrolled in their minimum required course load – typically 16 credits (equivalent to four Harvard 4-credit courses) – and any required petitions for cross-registration or Independent Study have been approved.
  • A student is only considered enrolled in the courses listed under "My Classes" on my.harvard.edu for the current term. Students are not considered enrolled in courses shown as “pending”.

Enrolling in Courses

Students can begin enrolling in courses on Monday, August 16, 2021. The deadline to complete enrollment is Thursday, August 26, 2021. Any student that submits their enrollment after this deadline will incur a charge of $40.00 per week until their enrollment is submitted. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

Fall 2021 Course Preview Dates:  August 23, 2021 - August 26, 2021

View course registration instructions

Harvard College Advising Conversations

Prior to registering for courses, Harvard College students must meet with their first-year, sophomore, or concentration advisor. After the meeting, your advisor will release your electronic advising hold, acknowledging that you have had an advising conversation. To finish the process, you must click the “Finish Enrolling” button in my.harvard.

Non-Resident Registration for GSAS Students

GSAS students planning on being non-resident in lieu of the Check-in and Registration defined above must complete an application. The three non-resident statuses are Traveling Scholar, Leave of Absence, and Studying at Another Harvard School. Deadlines to file the application are listed in the Timeline of Non-Resident Process

College Registration

August 12, 2021

  • Crimson Carts open

August 16, 2021

  • Course Registration begins

August 26, 2021

  • Course Registration deadline

GSAS Registration

August 2, 2021

  • Crimson Carts open

August 16, 2021

  • Course Registration begins

August 26, 2021

  • Course Registration deadline