To enroll in cross-registered courses, enrollment must be open at both schools (i.e. at the Harvard Chan School and at the host institution). Students must follow the earliest deadline between the home and host school when cross-registering.
In order for cross-registered courses to count toward a Harvard Chan School degree and appear on a student’s transcript, the courses:
Must be graduate level
Must be relevant to the student’s degree program
Must be taken for pass/fail or ordinal credit. Auditing a course is NOT permitted.
Must be approved by the student’s advisor and department
Cross-registration is NOT allowed at Harvard Extension, Summer school, and Radcliffe Seminar courses.
Cross-registration is NOT allowed during the summer term.
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.
Students are NOT allowed to petition for the cross-listing of a course that is also offered by the Harvard Chan School.
With the exception of EH 530. Students who want to take this course must enroll in the GENED 1094 section.
Cross-Registration is NOT allowed at the undergraduate level.
With the exception of language courses and GENED 1094 (which is jointly offered with EH 530).
Students are permitted to cross-register for language courses but these credits:
Will not count towards the fulfillment of any Harvard Chan School or department/program requirements
Will not count towards the minimum credits required for completion of degrees
Will not count towards the maximum ordinal credits that can be taken in a degree program
Will not display on transcripts once a grade has been assigned
The credits will count toward the maximum term credit limit
Harvard Chan students have until the ‘Cross-Registration add/drop/change deadline’, or the earliest deadline between home and host school, to finalize their cross-registered enrollment.
After the ‘HSPH courses add/drop/change deadline’ Harvard Chan students may not be able to make the changes themselves in my.harvard. They may have to submit a drop petition or send an email to Registrar@hsph.harvard.edu instead.
Harvard Chan School degree candidates can cross-register for a maximum of 1/2 of their total credits per semester. A student who wishes to cross-register for more than 1/2 of their total credits in a semester must submit a General Petition.
Please note that my.harvard may allow students to enroll in courses that are not permitted per Harvard Chan School policy. The Harvard Chan School Registrar may drop a student from a course not permitted under school policy. An instructor or host school registrar cannot grant an exception that overrides this rule.