Important Deadlines

  • You will be able to add courses to your Crimson Cart and validate them in my.Harvard beginning on August 8. Note that actually submitting your enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until August 31. GSD course videos can be viewed on the Courses page by clicking on a course’s title, assuming the instructor has uploaded one.
  • The MDesS Advanced Course Selection Process will open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23.
  • The limited-enrollment lottery will open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23 via my.Harvard.
  • The option studio lottery will open at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26 via my.Harvard.
  • The MDesS Advanced Course Selection Process will close at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 26, with the results posted in the early evening.
  • The option studio lottery will close at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 29, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.
  • The limited-enrollment lottery will close at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 30, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.
  • As noted, officially enrolling in and dropping of courses via your Crimson Cart will begin in my.Harvard on Wednesday, August 31.
  • Classes will begin on Wednesday, August 31. PLEASE NOTE THAT ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, THE GSD WILL BE UTILIZING A MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE.  ANY CLASSES THAT NORMALLY MEET ON MONDAYS WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31.  THE FIRST DAY THAT A WEDNESDAY CLASS WILL MEET IS SEPTEMBER 7.
  • All students must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Wednesday, August 31 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a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Wednesday, September 14, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Wednesday, September 7, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From September 8 through September 14 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a flat $15 charge.
  • Beginning September 15, each course addition, which must be done via the late add form (see the Documents tab in my.Harvard), will result in a $30 fee. All fees will be posted on your student bill. Full-term courses that are dropped, which can be effected via my.Harvard, become withdraws. When you withdraw from a course, a ‘WD’ will appear on your transcript in place of a grade. All pdf petitions should be emailed to registrar@gsd.harvard.edu. The last day to withdraw from a module 1 course is September 14. The last day to withdraw from a full semester and module 2 course is December 2.
  • Cross-registration instructions and deadlines can be found on the GSD cross-registration page. Some cross-registration partner schools have early petition deadlines, so please familiarize yourself with them. If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact the Registrar. You can petition to enroll in all non-GSD courses via your Crimson Cart in my.Harvard.