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 take a few moments to review the cross-registration process with other schools at Harvard.

Cross-registration at MIT
If you are looking to cross-register at MIT, complete course information is on their Course Catalog. Please follow the directions here. In addition, you will also need to submit a petition via my.Harvard.

Harvard students will be required to follow the same COVID protocols that are being asked of MIT students. Upon registering, information for Harvard students will be uploaded to COVID Pass (MIT’s in-house COVID monitoring system). MIT is requiring that all students provide proof of COVID vaccination. Harvard students will have to get an MIT ID card and sign-up for an MIT computing account (Kerberos account) as they will need the ID card to swipe into buildings and a Kerberos account is needed in order to upload proof of vaccination.

Will cross-registration into other Harvard schools be possible?

It is our expectation that some cross-registration into residential courses at other schools will be available to HGSE students, regardless of their program of study*. Decisions about admitting students for cross-registration are entirely up to the other school. Please visit the Registrar’s Office website of the other schools at Harvard, as well as MIT and Tufts Fletcher School, to confirm their policies or availability for incoming cross-registration.

Please note, due to public health conditions and potential guidelines regarding limited classroom space, other schools at Harvard may prioritize their students. As is always the case, HGSE cannot guarantee access to any specific course at another school.

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, can search for courses at HGSE, by selecting Graduate School of Education on my.Harvard. Please note, that while tuition is not charged, a mandatory $25 per course fee will be charged for digital content created specifically for HGSE courses, in addition to any required books.

  • Harvard Students submit petitions via my.Harvard
  • Students from MIT submit petitions here.
  • Students from the Fletcher School at Tufts submit petitions here.

Cross-Registration Dates and Deadlines for Non-HGSE Students

HGSE January Term Information
Please note: Harvard College students are not able to cross-register during the J-Term, per FAS policy.

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

  • Dates coming soon

Need Assistance?

Email: my.harvard Support

  • report technical issues related to my.harvard

Visit: MIT Registrar's Office

Visit: Tufts University Fletcher School Registrar's Office

Visit: All Harvard Registrar's Offices