Important Deadlines

  • Courses can be added to Crimson Carts in my.Harvard beginning on August 10.  Note that actual enrollment in GSD courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until August 30.
  • Limited-enrollment lottery will open at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 18 via my.Harvard.
  • Option studio presentations and lottery will be held on Monday, August 28 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 Tuesday, August 29, with results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.
  • First studio option meetings will take place on Tuesday, August 29.
  • All other classes will begin on Wednesday, August 30.
  • Students must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Wednesday, August 30 at 11:59 p.m. Students who complete the check-in process late will have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills on a weekly basis until Wednesday, September 13, at which time they will be withdrawn from the GSD.
  • Official adding and dropping of courses via your Crimson Cart will open in my.Harvard at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30.
  • Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Wednesday, September 6, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard.
  • From September 7 through September 15 at 11:59 p.m., students can add and drop any number of courses for a $15 charge.
  • Beginning September 16, 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.