Non-Degree Registration

To enroll in HGSE courses, students are expected to complete the Non-Degree registration process during the designated registration period (see below). Once the online process is completed, students will be considered officially registered at HGSE and will be assessed the appropriate tuition ($6,488 for a four-credit course, $3,244 for a two-credit course), with relevant tuition credits applied (TAP or voucher), if applicable. An additional $25 per course will be charged for digital content created specifically for HGSE courses. If you wish to cancel your registration, please contact the Office of the Registrar directly.

The eligible categories of students are limited to:

To complete the non-degree registration poll, click here. (disabled when non-degree registration is not available). 

The process should take less than five minutes to complete. Approximately 48 business hours after the you have completed the process, a Registrar staff member will email you regarding important dates and deadlines, as well as instructions on course registration. If you are a Harvard employee using TAP, please review the TAP policies here, and refer to the TAP section below. *Students intending to audit a course, should make arrangements directly with the professor, and not register.

Fall Non-Degree Registration*
August 9-13

January Term Non-Degree Registration*

Spring Non-Degree Registration*
January 10-14

Course Registration

After completing the Non-Degree Registration Poll, students will receive an email containing important information on course registration. For all courses, it will be necessary to obtain the instructor's permission. Course registration and the applicable tuition (which can be paid online), should be submitted on or before the Course Registration Deadline for the appropriate semester listed below. 

Fall Course Registration Deadline*
September 3

January Term Course Registration Deadline*

Spring Course Registration Deadline*
January 21



Please follow the steps below to complete the TAP process.

Step 1
When your Fall or Fall 1, (Fall 2 can be initiated later) course registration is finalized, please initiate the TAP process here. For Fall 1 and full-term courses, be sure to submit your TAP form by Septembr 7th. For Fall 2 courses, the deadline is TBD.

Step 2
The TAP fee, can be paid electronically (the TAP fees listed below represent 10% of the total tuition charged per credit):


Credits Tuition TAP Fee
1 credit $1,622 $162.20

2 credits 


4 credits


6 credits


8 credits


10 credits




Adding and Dropping

If a course needs to be dropped, please email and let them know you are no longer taking the course.

If a course needs to be added, repeat Steps 1 & 2 (if needed).



HGSE Office of the Registrar
13 Appian Way
Longfellow Hall, G006Email

*Please note: non-degree students who fail to register for courses by the appropriate deadlines will be charged a late-registration fee of $25.