This page describes information related to COVID-19 and the Harvard Computer Science undergraduate program. For Harvard University information about COVID-19 see https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus.
This page last updated: Monday July 12, 2021 to address questions students might have as we transition back to in-person learning. If you have a question that isn’t addressed below, please contact us!
Background: There are two types of honors for undergraduates: Latin honors (summa, magna, cum laude) are determined by the College and English honors (highest honors, high honors, honors) are determined by concentrations. See this page for more. The College Coronavirus FAQ has information about how Latin honors are affected by SEM grades. It is up to each concentration to determine how SEM grades will affect English honors.
Harvard CS will strive to ensure that SEM/UEM grading in Spring 2020 does not adversely affect students' eligibility for English honors. Recall that English honors involve an objective GPA cutoff and a vote based on a holistic view of the student’s academic and scientific achievements. SEM/UEM grading will change our treatment of GPA.
SEM/UEM graded courses from Spring 2020 can be used to satisfy requirements of a Computer Science SM. Note also that appropriate MIT courses graded P/F in Spring 2020 will be able to count towards SM requirements.
Computer Science will count the following Summer 2021 courses at Harvard Summer School for concentration credit (and, where relevant, for secondary credit):
CSCI S-20: Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science (treated as equivalent to CS20)
CSCI S-50: Intensive Introduction to Computer Science (treated as equivalent to CS50)
CSCI S-109A: Introduction to Data Science (treated as equivalent to CS109A)
CSCI S-111: Intensive Introduction to Computer Science Using Java (treated as equivalent to CS50–only worth credit for one course)
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