Cross-Registration

Cross-Registration for HDS Students

HDS students are encouraged to take advantage of the rich offerings across the University, at MIT, the Fletcher School at Tufts, and throughout the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium. HDS students may take up to half of their courses in any given semester at these schools.

Harvard University

HDS students may cross-register into eligible courses at the Harvard schools listed below.  

Because schools may have different dates when cross registration is open to HDS students, a link to each school’s academic calendar is provided.

The Harvard Extension School is not eligible for cross-registration.

HDS students wishing to cross-register into other Harvard schools should do so using the my.harvard student portal. For instructions, please see "How to Cross Register in my.harvard" in the Harvard University IT Knowledge Base.

Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium

HDS students may cross-register into eligible courses offered by the following schools of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium:

  • Boston College Theology Department (BC)

  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM)

  • Boston University Graduate Program in Religion (BUGPR)

  • Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH)

  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS)

  • Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (HS)

  • Hebrew College (HEBC)

  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HC)

  • St. John's Seminary (SJS)

HDS students wishing to cross-register should begin by visiting the Cross-Registration page on the BTI Consortium website.

Other schools

HDS students may cross-register into eligible courses offered by these other schools:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Fletch)

To cross-register for courses at MIT, use the my.harvard student portal.

To cross-register for courses at the Fletcher School, please follow the "For Harvard Students" instructions on the Cross-Registration Process page of the Fletcher website.

 

Cross-Registration for non-HDS Students

Harvard Divinity School welcomes students from other Harvard schools, from MIT, from the Fletcher School at Tufts, and from schools of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium. View the HDS Academic Calendar for important deadlines. Note especially that cross-registered students must complete their cross-registration by the earliest of the two schools’ deadlines.

All cross-registered students must abide by the policies and regulations of Harvard Divinity School as listed in the HDS Handbook for Students. See especially the sections titled "Course Registration" and "Standards of Conduct and the Learning Environment."

Cross-registrants should consult their Registrar's Office to determine if they have any additional requirements or regulations.

Harvard University

Cross-registration into HDS is open to students from the following Harvard schools:

  • The Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

  • Harvard Business School (HBS)

  • Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)

  • Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)

  • Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

  • Harvard Law School (HLS)

  • Harvard Medical School (HMS)

  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine (SDM)

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH)

Students from these schools wishing to cross-register into HDS should do so using the my.harvard student portal. For instructions, see How to Cross-Register in my.harvard in the Harvard University Information Technology Knowledge Base.

Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium

Cross-registration into HDS is open to students from the following schools of the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium:

  • Boston College Theology Department (BC)

  • Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (BCSTM)

  • Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS)

  • Boston University Graduate Program in Religion (BUGPR)

  • Boston University School of Theology (BUSTH)

  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS)

  • Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (HS)

  • Hebrew College (HEBC)

  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HC)

  • St. John's Seminary (SJS)

Courses taught by faculty members of other Schools within Harvard University are not included within the cross-registration agreement that exists among the Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium member schools. This includes some courses with HDS numbers that are taught by faculty members housed at another School within the University.

To determine whether a particular course is available to BTI Consortium cross-registrants, please check its individual course description in the my.harvard Course Catalog. You may also view all courses open to BTI Consortium students using the my.harvard Course Catalog Advanced Search feature (select "Divinity School" as the School and "Available for BTI Cross Registration" from the Cross Registration selection list).

Students from other Boston Theological Interreligious Consortium schools interested in cross-registering into HDS can begin the process by visiting the Cross-Registration page of the BTI Consortium website.

Other schools

Cross-registration into HDS is also available to students of the following schools:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

  • The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Fletch)

MIT students who wish to cross-register into HDS should see Harvard Cross-Registration Instructions for MIT Students on the MIT Registrar's Office website.

Tufts University students wishing to cross-register into HDS should begin by selecting "Non-Harvard Account Form" on the my.harvard Course Search home page, and then follow the instructions in How to Cross-Register in my.harvard in the Harvard University Information Technology Knowledge Base.