Students from other Harvard faculties, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy may cross-register into courses at HSPH on a space-available basis. All courses offered at HSPH are graduate level and auditing is not permitted.
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.
Harvard Student Cross-Registrants only
Access the online cross-registration catalog at the Harvard University Course Catalog 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.
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. Then, access the online cross-registration catalog at the Harvard University Course Catalog 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.
The instructor’s approval on the Cross-Registration petition 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.
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.