What you need to know

Full-time sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students at MIT are eligible to cross-register for academic subjects offered at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences or one of Harvard's professional schools. You must abide by the rules of both MIT and Harvard.

Some key points to remember:

  • You must complete your cross-registration by MIT’s Add Date.
  • First-year students, including those who declare early sophomore standing, are not eligible to cross-register at Harvard.
  • Undergraduates may not cross-register at the Harvard Business School, Harvard Extension School, or Harvard Summer School.
  • You cannot take subjects as a listener at Harvard Law School.

What you need to do

  • Review the Harvard Course Catalog and choose your subject(s).
  • Make note of key dates, by school, on the Harvard Academic Calendar. Remember that you must meet the earlier of MIT’s or Harvard’s cross-registration and add/drop/change deadlines.
  • Go to MIT's Add/Drop application.
  • In the “add subjects section,” enter a search term or Harvard subject number, make your selection, complete the form, and click “Submit for Approval.”
  • Two approvals are required: the first by the Harvard instructor, the second by your MIT advisor within the MIT Add/Drop application.
  • Once these approvals are in place, return to the Add/Drop application to make your final submission.
  • Go to WebSIS to confirm that your Harvard subject(s) appear on your registration.