Welcome! Thank you for your interest in cross registering at Harvard Business School. Cross-registration is administered by MBA Registrar Services.

At this time, Fall 2020 enrollments have closed. Please be sure to check back in Januaury for updates regarding the Spring 2021 term.

Please Note: For the fall 2020 semester, all students who are cross-registered into an HBS class will participate virtually on Zoom. A small number of in-person seats in Hybrid classrooms will be available for HBS MBA students only. Links for all class sessions will be available on Canvas.

Cross-Registration Petition Process

  1. Determine Your Eligibility

  2. MBA Program Elective Curriculum

    Please Note: For the fall 2020 semester, all students who are cross-registered into an HBS class will participate virtually on Zoom. A small number of in-person seats in Hybrid classrooms will be available for HBS MBA students only. Links for all class sessions will be available on Canvas.

    Cross-registration is permitted only in MBA Program Elective Curriculum (2nd Year) courses and is contingent upon meeting the following criteria:

    • - Students must be in "good standing" at their home school.
    • - Students must be enrolled in a graduate level degree program at one of the following:
      • - Harvard University
      • - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      • - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

    Fellows of Harvard University are eligible for cross-registration as auditors only. Please visit Course Planning Resources for details.

    Harvard, Tufts, and MIT undergraduate students are not eligible for cross-registration at HBS.

    Harvard University Extension School students are not eligible for cross-registration at HBS.

  3. Research Courses of Interest

  4. Course Planning Resources

    Please Note: For the fall 2020 semester, all students who are cross-registered into an HBS class will participate virtually on Zoom. A small number of in-person seats in Hybrid classrooms will be available for HBS MBA students only. Links for all class sessions will be available on Canvas.

    1. Visit Course Planning Resources to learn which courses will accept cross-registration petitions and to explore course content and schedules.

    2. Determine which selection process (lottery or faculty) each eligible course will use.

    3. Gain access to HBS Canvas, see step #4 in the process. HBS uses a different instance of Canvas from the rest of Harvard. You may also sit in on the class(es) you are interested in the first day the class meets during the term using the Zoom link for the course on Canvas (X classes on September 2 and Y classes on September 3).

    Selection Process

    Students enroll in HBS-MBA courses via 1 of 2 methods:

    Lottery: Open seats will be distributed via lottery. Please be sure to separately rank your course(s) via the link visible on my.Harvard under the heading, “Enrollment Event.” (This will display about 1 hour after petition is submitted.)

    Faculty Selection: Students will submit their resume to the faculty who choose students that will be admitted. Please see the details outlined in "Class Notes" for the course in the HU Catalog. Follow this process in conjunction with submitting a petition.

  5. Submit Online Petition

  6. Online Petition Process and Deadline

    Fall 2020

    Online petitions can be submitted starting August 26, 2020 and are due by 6:00pm on September 3, 2020.

    HU Graduate Students

    Submit petitions online through My.Harvard.

    MIT Students

    Submit petitions through the MIT course registration portal where you will have a chance to claim your Harvard Key.

    If you have not done so already, claim your HarvardKey. You will receive an automated email which will contain your HUID number and instructions on how to claim your Harvard Key.

    Tufts/Fletcher Students

    If you have not done so already, claim your HarvardKey. You will receive an automated email which will contain your HUID number and instructions on how to claim your Harvard Key.

    Submit petition on-line at Harvard University Cross-registration. Please note that faculty approvals may automatically appear on your online petition; this does not indicate that you are enrolled in the course.

    *Harvard Fellows

    See FAQ page for registration instructions.

  7. Request Temporary Canvas Login Credentials

  8. Complete Credentials Poll

    HBS uses a separate version of Canvas. You may request temporary login credentials so that you may access Canvas and attend early sessions of the course by filling out the poll below. After enrollment these credentials are deactivated and a new personalized set will be sent to you.

    HBS Cross-Registration Login Poll

    You must enter your school affiliated email address (johnharvard@harvard.edu) in order for the login information to be sent to you.

  9. Cross-Registration Petition Results

  10. Enrollment results

    Enrollment results will be emailed to you directly on or before Sunday, September 6, 2020.

Questions? Email mbacrossreg@hbs.edu.
Last Updated

August 14, 2020