Registrar's Office

Harvard FAS Releases Schedule for Previous-Term Course Registration

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences set a timeline for the school’s full transition from shopping week into previous-term registration for the spring 2024 semester, FAS Registrar Erika McDonald announced Tuesday.

Registrar's Office

More Than 200 Students Take Spring Makeup Exams

Last week, more than 200 Harvard undergraduates took final exams within the first month of the semester.

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McDonald to Serve as Harvard FAS Registrar, Burke to Serve as Dean of New FAS Office of Student Services

Harvard Deputy Faculty of Arts and Sciences Registrar Erika McDonald will be promoted to FAS Registrar starting July 1, outgoing FAS Registrar Michael P. “Mike” Burke announced in an email Thursday afternoon.

University Hall

Faculty Shopping Week Committee Stakes Out Its Case, Encourages Student Input

Forty-four percent of Faculty of Arts and Sciences courses with teaching fellows last year had to add or drop discussion sections based on unexpected enrollment numbers, according to a website launched Friday by a faculty committee tasked with proposing potential changes to “shopping week.”

Faculty Escape the Rain for a Meeting

Faculty Council Hears Proposal to Add New Course Times, Presentation on Admissions Suit

The Faculty Council discussed a proposal to add additional course start times to the new schedule and heard a presentation on the lawsuit alleging Harvard's admissions process is discriminatory at its biweekly meeting Wednesday.


Introductory Economics Most Popular Spring Course for Fifth Year

​Economics 10B: “Principles of Economics” topped the charts in undergraduate enrollment for the fifth consecutive spring semester.

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Economics 10b Enrolls Most Students for Fourth Consecutive Year

Economics 10b: “Principles of Economics” is the most popular course in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the fourth consecutive spring.

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Student Life

Demand for Student Admission Files Created ‘Significant Administrative Burden’

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Registrar’s Office has dedicated a single person to respond to substantial demand from students requesting to view their admissions files.

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Ec. Surpasses Computer Science in College’s Fall Enrollment

In the battle for Harvard undergraduates, enrollment numbers from this semester may show Wall Street still has clout over Silicon Valley.


In First, Undergrads Register to Vote During Check-In

Nearly 1,400 undergraduates registered to vote or requested absentee ballots as part of the College's mandatory check-in.

Registrar Moves to Smith Campus Center

Students Rush to Deliver Pass/Fail Forms Before Deadline

The start of the 5th week of the semester marked the final day students could switch their grading preferences or choose to add or drop a course.


'Technical Difficulties' Delay Expos Sectioning for Freshmen

The system designed to assign Expos sections experienced “unexpected technical difficulties” late Saturday night, pushing sectioning into the following evening.


Harvard and MIT Launch New Online Cross-Registration System

Harvard students hoping to cross-register at MIT will encounter a simpler, online-only process to do so starting Tuesday, where previously they had to go through a bevy of logistical hurdles.


College Surveys Students' Religious Affiliations

Undergraduates registering for the spring semester this past week were asked their religious identification and affiliation, as part of an effort both to gauge the religious demographics at the College and connect students with appropriate Harvard chaplains.


Going the Extra Mile: Students Trek to MIT for Alternative Courses

While College students account for only 96 seats in classes at MIT, more students could be inclined to go the mile down Massachusetts Avenue for classes in the future.