Registration Procedures

Important Deadlines

  • You will be able to add courses to your Crimson Cart and validate them in my.Harvard beginning on October 25.  Note that actually submitting your enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until January 22.
  • The option studio lottery will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 14 via my.Harvard.
  • The limited-enrollment lottery will also open at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 14 via my.Harvard.
  • Course videos can be viewed on the Courses page by clicking on a course’s title, assuming the instructor has uploaded one.
  • The option studio lottery will close at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.
  • The limited-enrollment lottery will close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 21, with results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.
  • As noted, official adding (enrolling) and dropping of courses via your Crimson Cart will open in my.Harvard on Saturday, January 22.
  • Classes will begin on Monday, January 24.
  • Students returning from a leave of absence must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Monday, January 24 at 11:59 p.m. Students who complete the check-in process after this date will have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Friday, February 11, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Friday, January 28, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From January 29 through February 4 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a flat $15 charge.
  • Beginning February 5, each course addition, which must be done via the late add form (see the Documents tab in my.Harvard), will result in a $30 fee. All fees will be posted on your student bill.  Full-term courses that are dropped, which can be effected via my.Harvard, become withdraws.  When you withdraw from a course, a ‘WD’ will appear on your transcript in place of a grade.  All pdf petitions should be emailed to [email protected].  The last day to withdraw from a module 1 course is March 7. The last day to withdraw from a full semester and module 2 course is April 25.
  • Cross-registration instructions and deadlines can be found on the GSD cross-registration page.  Some cross-registration partner schools have early petition deadlines (HBS is 1/25), so please familiarize yourself with them.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar.  You can petition to enroll in all non-GSD courses via your Crimson Cart in my.Harvard.