FAS students check-in for each term via my.harvard.edu. Electronic check-in should take only a few minutes to complete. During this process, students will verify their name, review and update directory information, and be provided with informational documents such as U.S. Voter Registration Forms, FERPA guidelines and Massachusetts Hazing Laws. Students are also given the option to register for MessageMe, Harvard University's emergency notification system.
Check-in begins Monday, August 14th, 2017. The deadline to complete check-in is Tuesday, August 29th, 2017. Any student that checks in after this deadline will incur a $50.00 late check-in fee.
FAS students register for courses via my.harvard.edu. Prior to registering for courses, students must meet with their freshman, 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 Wednesday, August 30th, 2017. The deadline to complete enrollment is Thursday, September 7th, 2017. 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.
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.