Course Registration

Harvard students using laptops

Registration

FAS students register for courses via my.harvard.edu. Prior to registering for courses, students must meet with their first-year, sophomore, or concentration advisor. After the meeting, the advisor will release the electronic advising hold, acknowledging that an advising discussion has taken place. To finish the process, students must then click the “Finish Enrolling” button in my.harvard.

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”.

Classes begin on Monday, January 27, 2020 and students may begin enrolling in courses. The deadline to complete enrollment is Friday, January 31, 2020. Any student that submits their enrollment after this deadline will incur a charge of $40.00 per week until their enrollment is submitted.

For step-by-step instructions, please see the Knowledge Center.

Non-Resident Registration

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 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to allow shopping for courses.

Course Registration opens on Monday, January 27, 2020, the first day of classes, to allow enrolling in courses. It is an online process. Students officially register for courses on my.harvard.edu.

The Spring term registration deadline is Friday, January 31, 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, January 6, 2020 to allow shopping for courses.

Course Registration opens on Monday, January 27, 2020, the first day of classes, to allow enrolling in courses. It is an online process. Students officially register for courses on my.harvard.edu.

The Spring term registration deadline for all students including Special Students is due by 11:59 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020. Any student that submits their registration after this deadline will incur a charge of $40.00 per week until the registration is submitted.