Only Degree students in the following schools are eligible to cross-register into courses at HSPH: 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 NOTpermitted unless allowed by home school and Audit is offered as a grading basis for the course. Students would have to enroll/add themselves to the waitlist and select Audit as a the grading basis.
Must be listed as ‘available for cross-registration’ in the Harvard course catalog
Must not be jointly offered 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’s Office.
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. The 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 or enrollment errors that restrict enrollment (e.g. time conflict, credit limit, etc.). If they are not on the waitlist they CANNOT be enrolled.
For WinterSession/J term courses, students cross-registering into HSPH will remain on the waitlist through the last day to add, except for field trip courses. Cross-registrants will be enrolled into field trip courses so they can prepare for travel.
If a student decides they do not want to take a course they should remove themselves from the waitlist BEFORE the HSPH add/drop/change deadline. Failure to do so may result in being automatically enrolled.
Students are not allowed to register for courses that create a time conflict nor register for ones that end and start within 1 minute of each other. The Harvard Chan School assesses a time conflict based on the dates and times printed in the Harvard course catalog, not what an instructor may say about the course. Please note that there is occasionally overlap in session dates between Harvard Chan School and other schools, for which time conflict exceptions are not made.