Plans for the 2021-2022 school year are currently underway. Please be sure to check back in mid-August for updates regarding the fall term.

Fall 2021 Course Schedule

We are in the process of creating a list of courses that will accept Cross-Registrants this fall. Be sure to check back here for that list in mid-August.

It is important to note that some HBS courses will not be open to cross registrants while others may be open but are in high demand from HBS students and therefore may not have space available for cross-registrants.

HBS Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2021-22

Online catalog describing course format and content. Please note that cross-registration is permitted only in 2nd Year Elective Curriculum courses.

Please visit the HBS Faculty Directory where you can examine faculty biographies and find contact information.

Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2021-22

Harvard Course Catalog: Elective Curriculum 2021-22

Online course catalog for classes across Harvard University.

Harvard University Course Catalog (my.harvard)

Academic Calendar 2021-22

The HBS Cross-Registration Academic Calendar for 2021-22 will be posted here soon.

What is the X/Y Schedule?

The Academic Calendar at HBS is broken into the X/Y schedule. That is, most HBS courses fall on either an X day or a Y day.

X classes meet on Monday, Tuesday, and some Wednesdays.

Y classes meet on Thursday, Friday, and some Wednesdays.

About Wednesdays

If you are enrolled in a class at HBS you will need to know if it is an X class or a Y class and on what Wednesdays your course will meet. That information can be found by looking at the Academic Calendar. X days are green, Y days are blue and you will see that some Wednesdays are blue while others are green. You will be expected to be in class on all Wednesdays when your course is meeting as indicated on this calendar.

Auditors and Harvard Fellows (ALI, Nieman, etc.)

Auditors can enroll in HBS classes, pending faculty permission and the availability of seats, after all students taking courses for credit have been assigned their enrollments. The process is as follows:

  1. Research your courses of interest.
  2. Reach out to the faculty regarding permission. In some cases you may be asked to forward your CV/Resume to the faculty for review.
  3. After permission is granted, complete the HBS Cross-Registration poll. It will close on February 5, 2021 at 8am. Enrollments will be processed and you will be emailed HBS login information if your are enrolled in the class. After completing the poll, students will be provided with temporary login information and further instructions.

Campus Map & Directions

Learn how to get to campus, find buildings, and more.

Campus Map & Directions

View details about the Cross-Registration petition process.

Question? Email mbacrossreg@hbs.edu.

Last Updated

July 21, 2021