What you need to know

Full-time sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students at MIT may cross-register for academic subjects offered at the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences or one of Harvard's professional schools, with some exceptions. First-year undergraduate students are not eligible.

Some key points to remember:

  • Cross-registration for fall 2024 subjects at Harvard begins on Monday, August 19 and you must complete the process by the deadlines listed at courses.my.harvard.edu.
  • Undergraduates – may not cross-register at Harvard Business School, Harvard Extension School, or Harvard Summer School.
  • Graduate students – may not cross-register at Harvard Extension School or Harvard Summer School.
  • You must abide by the rules of both MIT and Harvard and subjects must be taken for credit; MIT students may not enroll as a listener at Harvard.

What you need to do

  • Review the Harvard Course Catalog and choose your subject(s).
  • Once you submit your MIT registration, go to the 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 at Harvard: the first by the Harvard instructor and the second by Harvard's registrar's office.
  • After Harvard approves your registration, your MIT advisor can approve it within the MIT Add/Drop application.
  • Once these three 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.