Summer 2020 Online Instruction
Welcome non-degree summer students!
We in the Registrar’s Office at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health want to make certain that the summer goes as smoothly as possible for you. Please review the information available here to learn more about next steps, Orientation & Check-In, and Student Billing.
If you have been accepted into a degree program that starts in the summer, please visit the New Degree Student Information page.
These pages may be updated between now and when you arrive, so please do check them periodically for any important updates.
For general information about Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health non-degree programs, please visit the program website.
- The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Program
- Global Health Delivery Intensive
- Global Infectious Diseases Program
- Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness
- Summer Session for Public Health Studies
If you would like to apply to a non-degree summer program, please visit the Admissions website for more information.
Recently Accepted into a Non-Degree Summer Program
If you were recently accepted into a non-degree summer program, congratulations! Make sure you review and complete the next steps on the Admissions website.
HUID & Harvard Key
Accepted non-degree summer students will receive their Harvard University ID (HUID) and information on requesting a HarvardKey from the Admissions Office. For more information about claiming your HarvardKey, please visit https://reference.iam.harvard.edu/harvardkey.
Students must meet Massachusetts’ strict immunization requirements in order to register for classes.
- The HarvardKey is required to complete and submit Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Immunization Forms.
- To download the required forms, confirm the document submission deadline, and for additional information regarding complying with the immunization requirement, please visit the HUHS website.
As all Summer 2020 courses will be taught online, the immunization documentation requirement is waived for Summer 2020.
Non-degree summer students will receive email communications to the email address that was submitted on their admissions application. Non-degree summer students will not receive a Harvard email address.
Submit your photo
A photo is needed for your Student Identification Card. Additional information regarding when to submit your photo will be emailed to you from the Registrar’s Office in early May.
Instructions for submitting a photo can be found here: http://www.campusservicecenter.harvard.edu/photo-submission
Tuition for non-degree summer students is charged at a per credit rate. To confirm the per credit rate, please visit the Student Billing page and select the appropriate academic year from the left hand menu for tuition and fees. Payments are submitted through the my.harvard student portal (HarvardKey required). For information about Student Accounts and how to make payments, visit https://sfs.harvard.edu/student-accounts.
Please check the Academic Calendar to confirm when “Summer Per Credit Tuition Charges” are due. Summer per credit tuition charges are generally due during the month of June.
Please visit the Office of Financial Aid site for information regarding Third-Party Contracts.
**Some non-degree summer students will have special payment arrangements through their program. Programs with this type of arrangement will communicate this to their students separately. Students should contact their program coordinator if they have questions about payment arrangements made by their program.
In order to register for classes when enrollment opens, students need to resolve any holds that may be on their account. Students can view their holds by logging into the my.harvard student portal (HarvardKey is required). More information about holds is also available in the Orientation & Check-In section on this page.
- All enrollment dates are listed on our Academic Calendar.
- All enrollments must be finalized by the term’s add/drop/change deadline.
- Students enroll in classes electronically via my.Harvard.
- Students will be able to search the Harvard Chan School’s course schedule (by selecting “course catalog”) and select classes.
For additional instructions on how to enroll in classes, please visit the “Enrollment” section of the Student Knowledge Center.
Orientation & Check-in
Orientation Day is your in-person introduction to the Harvard Chan School campus and your program. Check-in is the process during orientation where you confirm you have completed your pre-arrival requirements and receive your student ID card. Please read all the below sections carefully, as they will simplify the check-in process for you. We regret that the Registrar’s Office is unable to accommodate requests for early check-in. If you have any questions or concerns regarding check-in, we encourage you to call the Registrar’s Office at (617) 432-1032.
Additional information about Orientation can be found on the Orientation Website.
Please continue to check the Orientation Website for details regarding the format for Summer 2020 Orientation.
Check-In Summer 2020
Check-in for incoming summer students will be on Monday, July 6, 2020. Your check-in times correspond with your assigned cohort. You will receive your Check-In time by email prior to your arrival on campus from the Office of Education. Please adhere to your time slot so as to help speed up the process.
All non-degree summer students are required to check-in.
Check-in Day Holds
Holds are check-in requirements which must be cleared before you can get your ID card. Additionally, if you don’t clear your holds by the term’s add/drop/change deadline (see Academic Calendar), you may also be removed from class lists and administratively withdrawn from the program. Check-in requirements are outlined below.
Please select hold type below for additional information:
Green Station – No Holds
Yellow Station – Admissions Contingency
Admissions Contingency New students must meet all admissions contingencies specified in their admissions checklist on the my.harvard portal prior to enrolling in classes.
If you have questions regarding an Admissions Contingency hold, please speak with the Admissions Office.
Admissions Contact Information:
Phone: (617) 432-1031
Blue Station – International Students
HIO – International Students
International students must register their visa and passport information with the Harvard International Office (HIO) via the Harvard International Office Student Portal for verification. Elizabeth Capuano, the HIO’s Advisor to International Students and Scholars for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will be available to meet with you at the School during registration check-in on July 6, 2020 should you have questions.
Students’ failure to complete this by the term’s add/drop/change deadline will result in withdrawal from the program.
If you have any questions about your visa, please contact the Admissions Office at (617) 432-1031.
Purple Station – Immunization
Students must meet Massachusetts’ strict immunization requirements in order to register for classes. We encourage you to receive the required immunizations before you arrive at Harvard. If you are unable to obtain these prior to your arrival on campus, you may arrange to get immunizations at various locations in the area, including Harvard University Health Services (HUHS). Please note that your health plan may not cover immunizations you receive at HUHS, in which case you will be responsible for the cost of the immunizations.
Students who have not submitted the immunization forms will not be allowed to enroll and will be withdrawn from program candidacy if the requirements are not met by the term’s add/drop/change deadline.
Red Station – Financial
To fulfill financial requirements, a student must pay all past charges due to the University and must take one of the following actions toward payment of the current semester’s charges:
- Pay current semester’s charges in full.
- Have approved loans and/or scholarships/grants that will cover the semester’s charges.
- Have approved loans and/or scholarships/grants that will partially cover the semester’s charges and pay the balance.
- Have a Third Party Contract Online Form submitted by an outside organization to the Office of Financial Aid. If only partially covered, pay the remaining balance.
If you have questions regarding your student account, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (617) 432-1032.
- All students who have received a Harvard Key must access their account on-line at http://sfs.harvard.edu/.
For more information on the School’s billing policies, please visit: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/student-billing/
Orange Station – Online Check-in Hold
If you are given an orange sticker, you have not completed your Registration Check-In on my.harvard and there is a hold on your class enrollment. Please log into my.harvard, select the student portal, locate the To Do section on your student home page, and click on the Harvard Chan School Check-In link. Once you have successfully completed your check-in, please proceed to the ORANGE STATION to clear your hold. The Harvard Chan School Check-In link will be available towards the end of April.
We want to help make your check-in a fast and easy process by not waiting in line!
Please be aware that holds must be cleared by the add/drop/change deadline for each term.
If contingencies are not clear by this deadline, you will be withdrawn from the program.
In order to receive your Harvard Photo ID, you will need to show an official government photo ID. Additionally, you must have completed the following steps:
For All Students
- Cleared your term bill balance with the Student Receivables Office or the Office of Financial Aid, either with a payment, loan, or sponsorship agreement.
- Completed your immunization requirements with Harvard University Health Services.
- Uploaded your photo for the production of your Harvard ID card (unless you already have a current ID).
For Students with Visas
- Check in with the Harvard International Office. You will need your I-20/DS-2019 and passport. A representative from HIO will be at the School during check-in for your convenience.
Student Identification Card
Past Students: Please note that if you already have a Harvard ID card, your current ID card is still valid. Please bring it with you when you arrive on campus.
New Students: We recommend that you upload your photo per the ID Card Instructions (see link below). If you successfully submitted a photo and it was approved by the ID Services Office, your permanent photo ID card will be available at registration check-in. At that time, we will validate your identity and photo. You must bring a government-issued photo ID, such as a passport or a driver’s license in order to receive your Harvard ID card.
If you did not successfully submit a photo, you will be able to have your picture taken for your permanent photo ID card during Check-In.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (“FERPA”) is a federal law that gives students certain rights with respect to their education records.
For more details, please visit the FERPA page.
|Non-Degree Summer Program||Contact Information|
|The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Global Health Delivery Intensive Program||Email: email@example.com|
|Global Infectious Diseases Summer Program||
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
665 Huntington Avenue, FXB 301
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
|Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Care Delivery|
|Summer Program in Clinical Effectiveness||
Division of General Internal Medicine and Primary Care
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1620 Tremont Street, OBC-3
Boston, Massachusetts 02120-1613
|Summer Session for Public Health Studies||
Summer Session Program Manager
677 Huntington Avenue, G-29
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-6023
|Tanzania Training Grant||
|Non-Degree Summer Program||Required Courses|
|The Bernard Lown Scholars in Cardiovascular Health Program||GHP 213, plus an elective|
|Global Health Delivery Intensive||GHP 532, GHP 555, ID 505|
|Global Infectious Diseases Program||IID 232, IID 233, plus an elective|
|Program in Clinical Effectiveness||BST 206, EPI 208, BST 207/208, plus 2 additional PCE Electives|
|Summer Session for Public Health Studies||Students should check the course catalog for course offerings. Students must meet course prerequisite(s) and/or course restrictions in order to enroll.|
Billing & Tuition Information
A variety of offices help manage your student account information.
Students are encouraged to review the School’s billing policies and tuition and fee rates.
The Office of Financial Aid manages third party contracts, student loans, and grant/scholarship information. If you have questions about these items, please contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-432-1867.
Other Information & Resources
Important Web Pages
Office of Financial Aid
Student Affairs Office
Student Accounts Office
Important Phone Numbers
Harvard University Health Services
|Books and Supplies & Course Materials
Harvard Chan School Administration