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 – 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 August 17, 2020. The deadline to complete enrollment is Wednesday, August 26, 2020. 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 2, 2020.

For step-by-step instructions, please see the IT Help Center website.

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

Crimson Cart opens on Monday, August 10, 2020 to allow shopping for courses.

Course Registration opens on Monday, August 17, 2020 to allow enrolling in courses. It is an online process. Students officially register for courses on my.harvard.edu.

The Fall term registration deadline is Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Any student that submits their registration after this deadline will incur a charge of $40.00 per week until the registration is submitted.

GSAS Registration

Crimson Cart opens on Monday, August 10, 2020 to allow shopping for courses.

Course Registration opens on Monday, August 17, 2020 to allow enrolling in courses. It is an online process. Students officially register for courses on my.harvard.edu.

The Fall term registration deadline is Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Any student that submits their registration after this deadline will incur a charge of $40.00 per week until the registration is submitted.