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Cross-registering at MIT

Harvard students can cross register for courses at MIT. The following pages can be useful in how to do so:

You should also talk to your resident dean to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Courses for concentration requirements are approved on an individual basis but some that have been approved are listed our our course tags table.

If you want to petition for counting a course that is not listed in the table, email cs-dus@seas.harvard.edu with the syllabus of the course, any other information, and what requirement would you like it to count for (e.g., elective, breadth, theory, math, etc.). Please leave up to two weeks for the DUS team to make a decision in consultation with our colleagues. If the petition is approved then you should submit an updated plan of study and the form above.

The following form is unnecessary for courses taken in Fall 2024 and later If you want to use a course listed on the above table for concentration credit, please email cs-dus@seas.harvard.edu with your updated plan of study and submit the ‘Concentration Credit for Cross Registered course’ form to the registrar’s office. This form is due by the 5th Monday of the term you take the course or the 5th Monday of the semester following the semester you declare your concentration.

The grades for cross registered courses are included in the transcript, and if they are used for concentration credit then they are used in calculating the concentration GPA as well. More information on the grading policy of cross-registered courses is available in the Handbook.

A tip on getting to MIT: The LMA M2 shuttle is free with a Harvard ID. You can also use the T (red line), a bus (the MBTA 1), or a Blue Bike.