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

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. HBS uses a different instance of Canvas from the rest of Harvard. Information for acquiring login credentials for HBS Canvas will be available here starting on August 26, 2020.

    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

    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 HarvardKey.

    Submit petitions through the MIT course registration portal.

    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 HarvardKey.

    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. Cross-Registration Petition Results

  8. Enrollment results
     

    Enrollment results will be emailed to you directly on September 5, 2020.

     
Questions? Email mbacrossreg@hbs.edu.
 
Last Updated

July 21, 2020