2.05 Cross Registration


Cross Registration Out of Harvard Medical School

Harvard medical students wishing to cross register into another school at Harvard University or MIT must complete the online cross registration process available at on My.Harvard. Please review the site for course offerings, important dates and petitioning. Here are instructions for submitting a cross registration petition on My.Harvard.

Due to the rigors of the HMS curriculum, 1st year students and those in their Principal Clinical Experience are prohibited from cross registering. Post PCE students may only cross register if the desired course(s) do not conflict with their HMS coursework.

Please Note: Courses taken through cross registration do not automatically count toward the MD degree requirements. If the course is relevant to medical education, the student may request academic credit from the HMS Registrar prior to enrolling in the course. The email contact for HMS Cross Registration is crossreg@hms.harvard.edu.

Cross Registration into Harvard Medical School

A limited number of elective courses at Harvard Medical School are open to cross registration for students enrolled at other Harvard University schools and MIT. Candidates for the MD and MMSc degrees have first priority in registering for courses meeting core requirements; therefore, cross registration requests are accommodated on a space-available basis. Courses involving patient contact and preclerkship core courses are not open to cross registration.

Students taking HMS courses are subject to all HMS rules and policies. Ordinarily, the only grading option for students who cross register into HMS courses is Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. If a student wants an ordinal grade and the course is jointly offered through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), they should register for the class through GSAS.

Students interested in cross registering should visit My.Harvard for important dates, course offerings and petitioning. Email contact for HMS Cross Registration is crossreg@hms.harvard.edu.

Last Updated 7/14/21