Office of the Registrar

Cross-Registration

Information for HGSE Students

Harvard University provides students at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a wealth of opportunities to pursue academic, cultural, and recreational interests beyond the HGSE campus. Cross-registration is an excellent way to explore classes and subjects that HGSE does not offer, as well as to connect with colleagues at the other Harvard schools. Please access the Cross-Registration Topic Box on MyGSE for a brief e-Lecture, which explains the HGSE and Harvard steps and requirements for cross registration, as well as a document that contains step-by-step directions.
NEW- Cross-registration for HKS courses will be conducted through the Harvard Course Catalog process, beginning Spring 2014.


Information for Non-HGSE Students

Students from Harvard University (with the exception of the Division of Continuing Education), the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Episcopal Divinity School will cross register online, via the Harvard Course Catalog.


Steps for Students from Harvard University
Steps for Students from MIT, Fletcher, and EDS
Fall Cross-Registration Dates and Deadlines
January Term Cross-Registration Dates and Deadlines

Steps for Students from Harvard University:

Step 1: Using the Harvard University Course Catalog, select the course(s) into which you plan to enroll.

Step 2: For each course, create an online cross-registration petition using the Harvard University Course Catalog (beginning January 21).

Step 3: Send your petition form (electronically) to the instructor for approval by clicking “Submit” next to your course selection.

  • Starting on the first day of classes, an email will be automatically sent to the instructor, informing him/her of your interest in the course. 
  • As a courtesy, you should also have a separate conversation with the instructor to express your interest in the course.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once the HGSE Office of the Registrar takes action on your petition.

Steps for Students from MIT, Fletcher, and EDS:

Students will now be cross-registering for courses at HGSE, by using the Harvard University Course Catalog. 

Step 1: Create a Harvard XID account, which allow you to create a cross-registration petition using the Harvard University Course Catalog.

Step 2: Using the Harvard University Course Catalog, select the course(s) into which you plan to enroll.

Step 3: For each course, create an online cross-registration petition using the Harvard University Course Catalog (beginning January 21).

Step 4: Send your petition form (electronically) to the instructor for approval by clicking “Submit” next to your course selection.

  • Starting on the first day of classes, an email will be automatically sent to the instructor, informing him/her of your interest in the course. 
  • As a courtesy, you should also have a separate conversation with the instructor to express your interest in the course.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once the HGSE Office of the Registrar takes action on your petition.

Spring Cross-Registration Dates and Deadlines for Non-HGSE Students

  • January 21 (cross-registration opens for courses)
  • January 21-22 (course shopping)
  • February 14 (cross-registration ends; last day to drop or change grade preference for a course. Exception: Modules must be cross-registered into, dropped or have the grade option changed before the beginning of the 3rd class meeting.)

HGSE January Term Information

January Term Courses
January Term FAQ

January Term Cross-Registration Dates and Deadlines for Non-HGSE Students

  • November 11 (January Term application deadline, see FAQ above for more information)
  • November 15 (cross-registration opens)
  • January 13 (cross-registration ends)
  • Courses must be dropped or have the grade option changed before the beginning of the 2nd class meeting.

Office Hours and Location

We are located in Longfellow Hall, 009 on Appian Way
We are open Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm and Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
Call us at 617 495-3419

Cross-Registration Staff

Charles Perreault
Jarumi Crooks
Judy Reilly

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