Cross-Registration Into HSPH
Students from other Harvard faculties, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy may cross-register into courses at HSPH on a space-available basis. All courses offered at HSPH are graduate level.
Students interested in cross-registering should first check with their own Registrar’s Office for information on procedures, credit limits, deadlines, etc. Students cross-registering at HSPH are required to meet all HSPH registration and add/drop/change deadlines, which can be found in the Academic Calendar.
Step One – MIT, and TUFTS students only
In order to allow you access to course websites when classes start, you will need to fill out the online Non-degree Student Application form by the “Deadline to submit Online Non-Degree Student Application form for TAP/Affiliates and Non-Harvard Cross-Registrants” listed on the Academic Calendar. Paper petitions must continue to be submitted in person to the HSPH Registrar’s Office.
Step Two – for all cross-registrants
Follow the instructions below to submit your cross-registration petition no later than the “Add/Drop/Change Deadline for all degree and non-degree students” listed on the Academic Calendar.
Instructions for MIT, and TUFTS Students
Students should obtain a Cross-Registration form or petition from the Registrar’s Office at their school. They should then take the form to the class they wish to register for and obtain the instructor’s signature. The instructor’s signature on the Cross-Registration form indicates that the student has the instructor’s permission to register for the course; it does not guarantee that there will be space for the student in the course. Students should then submit the signed, completed form to the HSPH Registrar’s Office. Once the student has been officially added to the course, the HSPH Registrar’s Office will forward an approved Cross-Registration list to the student’s Registrar’s Office.
Cross-Registration into courses at HSPH is contingent upon space availability. HSPH degree candidates have first priority; students from other consortium schools may not be permitted to register for oversubscribed courses. Cross-registrants will not be registered for the course until the end of the drop/add period.
Students may choose to register for a course for pass/fail or ordinal credit, with the exception of courses which must be taken pass/fail or which must be taken ordinally. Students should also check with their own Registrar’s Office for credit and enrollment requirements for cross-registered courses.
Instructions for Harvard Graduate Student cross-registrants
Access the online cross-registration catalog: Harvard University Course Catalog
Students who wish to petition to drop a course or change their grading option after the add/drop/change deadline must do so through their home school’s Registrar’s Office. If the student’s school approves the late change, they will notify the HSPH Registrar’s Office. If students are allowed to drop or change a grading option for a course after the HSPH deadline, they will be subject to a fee of $80.00 in addition to any late fees that may be charged by their own school.