Registration & Enrollment

2017 Aug 30

Academic year begins

(All day)

Classes will follow a Monday schedule on Wednesday, August 30. On Thursday, August 31, classes will follow the normal schedule. The first meeting of classes that meet only on Wednesdays will be September 6.

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2016 Sep 09

GSAS program withdrawal deadline

(All day)

Last day on which GSAS student may withdraw from their program and cancel registration for the fall term without payment of tuition. Students withdrawing after this date will be charged tuition pursuant to calendar in Chapter VIII, Tuition Associated with Mid-Term Withdrawal.

2017 Mar 06

SEVENTH MONDAY

(All day)

Last day upon which students may withdraw from a spring term course. Last day upon which students may withdraw from a year-long course. A notation of WD will be permanently recorded on the transcript. After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.

2017 Feb 21

FIFTH MONDAY

(All day)

Because of the University holiday, the Fifth Monday deadline will be Tuesday, February 21.

  • Last day upon which a course may be dropped from or added to a student’s record with a fee. No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for the spring term after this date.
  • Last day upon which students may petition to divide a year-long indivisible course with approval.
  • Students leaving the College by this date are charged one
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2017 Jan 27

COURSE REGISTRATION DEADLINE

(All day)

  • All students must submit enrollments for their minimum course load – typically four courses - on my.harvard. Students who do not submit enrollments by this time will be charged a fee. 
  • After this date students must obtain permission from all instructors to enroll in courses.
  • Last day upon which undergraduates may check-in/register late for the spring term in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
  • Last day upon which undergraduates may cancel their check-in/registration for the
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2017 Jan 23

Spring term begins

(All day)

  • Spring term begins. First meeting of classes.
  • 11:59 p.m. Deadline for all GSAS students including Special Students and Visiting Fellows to check-in online for the spring term. Students who fail to check-in will be charged a late fee of $50 plus an additional $5 for each week thereafter.

    March and May degree candidates who have not yet submitted dissertation must check-in online.

    See 
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2017 Jan 18

Online check-in opens on my.harvard

(All day)

  • 9:00 a.m. Online check-in for the spring academic term opens for all students including Special Students and Visiting Fellows.

    GSAS students, please see Chapter V, Registration and Enrollment, for detailed information on pertaining policies.
2016 Oct 17

SEVENTH MONDAY

(All day)

Last day upon which undergraduate students may withdraw from a fall term course, a notation of WD will be permanently recorded on the transcript. After this date students are responsible for all courses in which they are enrolled.

2016 Oct 03

FIFTH MONDAY

(All day)

  • No course may be dropped from or added to an undergraduate student’s record after this date.
  • No course may be changed from letter-graded to Pass/Fail or from Pass/Fail to letter-graded status for the fall term after this date.
  • Students leaving the College by this date are charged one quarter of tuition and the Student Services Fee. After this date, students will be charged one half of those costs. See the 
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