All HST students are required to register at MIT during each regular term (fall and spring) of enrollment in their program. HST MD students are also required to register at HMS each year. MEMP PhD candidates enrolled through Harvard SEAS or Harvard Biophysics must also register at Harvard GSAS each term.

Important Dates 2014-2015

Fall 2014 Registration Dates
Monday, August 25: MIT On-Line Registration Opens
Tuesday, September 2: HMS Classes begin
Tuesday, September 2: GSAS Classes begin
Tuesday, September 2: Registration Day at MIT 
Wednesday, September 3: MIT Classes begin
Friday, September 5: Registration Forms must be submitted via on-line registration
Spring 2015 Registration Dates
Monday, January 26: MIT On-Line Registration Opens
Monday, January 26: Harvard GSAS/FAS courses begin
Monday, February 2: Registration Day at MIT
Monday, February 2: HMS Classes begin
Tuesday, February 3: MIT Classes begin
Friday, February 6: Signed Registration Forms must be submitted via on-line registration
Continuing students are required to pre-register for MIT subjects several months in advance of Registration Day. Pre-registration is available via WebSIS. Pre-registration deadlines are available from the MIT academic calendar.

On-Line Registration

MIT registration form are available at https://registration.mit.edu one week prior to MIT's Registration Day. The form is populated with your pre-registration selections. (Note, the website login will indicate “Unauthorized” until the system opens.)

Advisor Meetings and Form Approval Process

Although the registration forms are on-line, you are expected to meet with your academic advisor on or before Registration Day to discuss your academic progress and course selections.  In preparation for your advisor meeting, please make any adjustments to your subject selections on-line. After your advisor approves the subject selections in the system, you will receive an email, at which point you are required to complete the registration process. Registrations that are submitted after the due date may result in a late fee.

HMS MD Registration

HST MD students meet with their academic advisors at HMS to finalize both their MIT and HMS registrations. Locations of advisor meetings is sent by email prior to Registration Day.
First and second year MD students are automatically enrolled in courses for the year at HMS, but you may make changes via add/drop forms, after speaking with your advisor.  Your advisor will have access to your on-line MIT registration. 
Third and fourth year MD students, and upper class MD/PhD students not doing their PhD at MIT, will be automatically pre-registered for administrative course number HST.HAR, however, students must officially login on registration day to submit this selection and confirming their registratation. No forms are required for HMS registration.

Summer Registration

Summer Registration is required ONLY for the following reasons:

  • Students receiving funding processed through MIT during the summer;
  • Students actively working on thesis research during the summer (HST.599, HST.77X or HST.ThG);
  • Students completing Summer ICM (HST.201or HST.202);
  • MIT students on the September degree list (must register for HST.ThG).

Students should pre-register for summer courses on-line during the month of May and the Academic Office will  approve all summer registration forms, advisor approval is not required.

Harvard University Cross-Registration

Each school at Harvard maintains its own academic calendar. Please refer to the individual school's academic calendar for more detailed information. Additional resources can be found at: