Important Deadlines

  • Courses can be added to Crimson Carts and validated in my.Harvard beginning on August 17.  Note that actually submitting your enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until September 4.
  • Limited-enrollment lottery will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24 via my.Harvard.
  • Option studio presentations and lottery will be held on Thursday, August 30 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, August 31, with results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.
  • First studio option meetings will take place on Friday, August 31.
  • All other classes will begin on Tuesday, September 4.
  • All students must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Tuesday, September 4 at 11:59 p.m. Students who complete the check-in process after this date will have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Friday, September 21, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.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 on Tuesday, September 4.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Tuesday, September 11, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From September 12 through September 21 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a $15 charge.
  • Beginning September 22, 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.