Important Deadlines

  • You will be able to add courses to your Crimson Cart and validate them in my.Harvard beginning on August 9.  Note that actually submitting your enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until September 1.
  • Limited-enrollment lottery will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 20 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 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 31, with results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.
  • As noted, official adding (enrolling) and dropping of courses via your Crimson Cart will open in my.Harvard on Wednesday, September 1.
  • Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 1.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, THE GSD WILL BE UTILIZING A MONDAY CLASS SCHEDULE.  ANY CLASSES THAT NORMALLY MEET ON MONDAYS WILL MEET ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1.  THE FIRST DAY THAT A WEDNESDAY CLASS WILL MEET IS SEPTEMBER 8.
  • All students must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Wednesday, September 1 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have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Friday, September 17, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Wednesday, September 8, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From September 9 through September 17 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a flat $15 charge.
  • Beginning September 18, each course addition, 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, 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
  • 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.