Important Deadlines

  • Courses can be added to Crimson Carts and validated in my.Harvard now.  Note that actually submitting your enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until January 22.
  • Limited-enrollment lottery will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, January 12 via my.Harvard.
  • Option studio presentations and lottery will be held on Thursday, January 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Piper Auditorium.
  • Course videos can be viewed on the Courses page by clicking on a course's title, assuming the instructor has uploaded one.
  • The limited-enrollment lottery will close at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 19, with results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.
  • First studio option meetings will take place on Friday, January 19.
  • All other classes will begin on Monday, January 22.
  • Students RETURNING FROM A LEAVE OF ABSENCE must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Monday, January 29 at 11:59 p.m. Students who were enrolled in the fall do not need to check in a second time.  Those students returning from a leave must complete the check-in process late will have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Monday, February 5, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.
  • Official adding (enrolling) and dropping of courses via your Crimson Cart will open in my.Harvard at 10 a.m. on Monday, January 22.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Monday, January 29, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From January 30 through February 9 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a $15 charge.
  • Beginning February 10, each course change, which must be done by paper (see the Documents Center in my.Harvard), will result in a $30 fee. All fees will be posted on your term bill.  Full-term courses that are dropped become withdraws.  When you withdraw from a course, a ‘WD' will appear on your transcript in place of a grade.
  • Cross-registration instructions and deadlines can be found on the Student Cross-Registration portal. Some cross-registration partner schools have early petition deadlines, so please familiarize yourself with them. Please check the GSD cross-registration page for additional information, policies and procedures on cross-registration. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the RegistrarNote that the only courses you now need to cross-register for via the Student Cross-Registration portal are MIT courses.  You can petition to enroll in all other non-GSD courses via your Crimson Cart in my.Harvard.