Important Deadlines

  • Beginning on August 10, courses can be added to Crimson Carts and validated in my.Harvard.  Note that actually submitting your enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until September 2.
  • Limited-enrollment lottery will open at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 24 via my.Harvard.
  • Please consult the option studio lottery page for information about that process.
  • 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 1 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, with results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.
  • First studio option meetings will take place on Tuesday, September 1.
  • All other classes will begin on Wednesday, September 2.
  • All students must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Wednesday, September 2 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have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Friday, September 18, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.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 Wednesday, September 2.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Wednesday, September 9, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From September 10 through September 18 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a flat $15 charge.
  • Beginning September 19, each course change, which must be done via pdf submittal (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.  All pdf petitions should be emailed to registrar@gsd.harvard.edu
  • 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 Registrar.  You can petition to enroll in all non-GSD courses via your Crimson Cart in my.Harvard.