Fall 2022

Important Dates — Fall 2022

August 5
You will be able to access and complete the online check-in process via my.Harvard.  If you are a new student (not returning), be sure to have uploaded your photo at the ID Office’s photo upload site before completing this process.

August 8
You will be able to add courses to your Crimson Cart and validate them in my.Harvard. Note that actually submitting your enrollment in courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until August 30. Where available, GSD course videos can be viewed on the Courses page by clicking on a course’s title, assuming the instructor has uploaded one.

August 23
The Option Studio lottery, MDes Advanced Course Selection Process, and the Limited-Enrollment Lottery will all open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23 via my.Harvard.

August 25
The option studio lottery will close at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.

August 26
The MDesS Advanced Course Selection Process will close at 9 a.m. on Friday, August 26, with the results posted later that evening.

August 29
The limited-enrollment lottery will close at 9 a.m. on Monday, August 29, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.

August 30
On this date, you can officially enroll in and drop courses via your Crimson Cart in my.Harvard.

August 31
Classes begin.

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this date will have a $30.00 fee charged to their term bills weekly until Wednesday, September 14, when they will be withdrawn from the GSD.

September 7
Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Wednesday, September 7, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard. The GSD charges no fees for non-GSD course transactions.

September 8 through September 14
Students can add and drop any number of courses for a flat $15 charge. The GSD charges no fees for non-GSD course transactions.

September 15
Beginning on this date, each course addition must be done via the late add form (see the Documents tab in my.Harvard), resulting in a $30 fee. All fees will be posted on your bill. Full term and Fall 1 courses that are dropped, which can be affected 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.

October 17
The last day to withdraw from a Fall 1 course.

December 2
The last day to withdraw from a full semester and Fall 2 course.

Spring 2023

Important Dates — Spring 2023

October 27
Students returning from leaves will be able to access and complete the online check-in process via my.Harvard.  If you were an enrolled student in the fall, you do not need to complete this process again for the spring semester.

November 11
You will be able to add courses to your Crimson Cart and validate them in my.Harvard. Note that actually submitting your enrollment in courses, via the Crimson Cart, will not begin until January 21. Where available, GSD course videos can be viewed on the Courses page by clicking on a course’s title, assuming the instructor has uploaded one.

January 10
The MDes Open Projects Lottery, Option Studio lottery, MDes Advanced Course Selection Process, and the Limited-Enrollment Lottery will all open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 10 via my.Harvard.

January 17
The MDes Open Projects Lottery will close at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 17, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.

January 18
The Option Studio Lottery will close at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that afternoon.

January 19
The MDes Advanced Course Selection Process will close at 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 19, with the results posted my.Harvard later that evening.

January 20
The Limited-Enrollment Lottery will close at 9 a.m. on Friday, January 20, with the results posted in my.Harvard later that evening.

January 21
On this date, you can officially begin to enroll in and drop courses via your Crimson Cart in my.Harvard.

January 23
Classes begin.

All students returning from leaves must complete the check-in process in my.Harvard by Monday, January 23 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 weekly until Friday, February 3, when they will be withdrawn from the GSD.

January 27
Final course add/drops for no fee will be due on Friday, January 27, by 11:59 p.m. via my.Harvard. The GSD charges no fees for non-GSD course transactions.

January 28 through February 3
Students can add and drop any number of courses for a flat $15 charge. The GSD charges no fees for non-GSD course transactions.

February 4
Beginning on this date, each course addition must be done via the late add form (see the Documents tab in my.Harvard), resulting in a $30 fee. All fees will be posted on your bill. Full-term and Spring 1 courses that are dropped, which can be done 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.

March 6
The last day to withdraw from a Spring 1 course.

April 24
The last day to withdraw from a full semester and Spring 2 course.

Additional Information

Please Note:

Cross-registration instructions and deadlines can be found in the GSD Student Handbook. 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.