Cross-Registration into HSPH – Policies

  • Only Degree students in the following schools are eligible to take cross-registration courses: Harvard Schools (not including Extension School), MIT, Tufts Friedman & Fletcher, MGH-IHP 
  • In order for students from other schools to cross-register into HSPH courses, the courses:
    • Must be taken for pass/fail or ordinal credit. Auditing a course is NOT permitted
    • Must be on-campus. Online courses are not eligible for cross-registration
    • Must be listed as ‘available for cross-registration’ in the Harvard course catalog
    • Must not be cross-listed with that student’s home school
  • For courses that require Instructor permission, this can only be obtained by submitting a petition in my.harvard. Email or verbal approval is NOT a substitute or guarantee of enrollment. Only the course instructor approves petitions, not the HSPH Registrar. 
  • Cross-registered students need to have obtained instructor permission AND added themselves to the waitlist by the ‘last date to enroll – HSPH courses’ deadline. Cross-registered students stay on the waitlist until after the enrollment deadline. A student will receive an email after the deadline that their enrollment is confirmed IF there is space in the class AND they do not have holds/conflicts that restrict enrollment. If they are not on the waitlist they CANNOT be enrolled.
  •  If a student decides they do not want to take a course they should remove themselves from the waitlist BEFORE the HSPH ‘last date to enroll’ deadline. Failure to do so may result in being automatically enrolled. If they wish to remove the course after the HSPH deadline, they should consult their Home School Registrar.
  •  The student cannot change their grading basis after the enrollment deadline.