Enrollment Check-In Requirements

All students are required to check-in each term.  The check-in process involves confirming a student’s address, FERPA status, and other information. Students who do not complete the check-in process will be blocked from enrollment. Detailed enrollment and check-in information is posted on the New Degree Student Information page of the Registrar’s Office website.  In addition to completing check-in, incoming students should please note the following:

  • Email is the official mode of communication at the School. Students are expected to claim and activate their Harvard email soon after receiving notification from Harvard University IT with instructions to do so. After activating their Harvard email, students are expected to check their Harvard e-mail account on a regular basis for important notices. Note that all email correspondence will be directed to the official Harvard email once it is activated.
  • All students – except pregnant women, women of childbearing age attempting conception, and persons whose religious beliefs prevent them from being immunized – must demonstrate that they have received the required immunizations, as specified on the Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) website.
  • Students who fail to obtain administrative and/or enrollment clearance by the required date will be administratively withdrawn from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
  • All students are required to have laptops loaded with VDI software.  The laptop policy and the instructions for loading VDI software onto your laptop can be found at Registrar’s Office Laptop Requirement Policy webpage.
  • Incoming students who have not satisfied admissions contingencies will be blocked from enrollment activities. Students should note that the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) does not forward transcripts. All incoming students are required to submit official transcripts for all postsecondary institutions attended. Unless a student is in a Harvard Chan School joint (JD/MPH, MUP/MPH) or combined (MD/MPH) degree program, all degrees must have been awarded/conferred prior to matriculation at the School. If degree conferral has not occurred prior to matriculation at School, official documentation regarding the completion of all degree requirements must be submitted to School in order to be allowed to proceed with enrollment.