Spring Registration Dates
|Phase||Preferencing Starts||Preferencing Ends||Results Displayed|
|JD Clinic and|
|Wednesday, April 3 at 9am||Friday, April 5 at noon||Tuesday, April 9 by 5pm|
|JD (3L only) Legal|
|Wednesday, April 10 at 9am||Thursday, April 11 at 5pm||Friday, April 12 by 5pm|
|JD Fall Elective||Monday, April 15 at 9am||Wednesday, April 17 at noon||Friday, April 19 by 5pm|
HELIOS Registration Training Session
- Thursday, March 28 in WCC B010 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
In addition, information about using HELIOS is online at: http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/registrar/helios/index.html.
There are a number of advising sessions that will be helpful to students in planning their academic programs:
1L Section Leader Meetings
- Sections 1 and 5: Tuesday April 2 in Austin North from 12:00pm – 1:00pm
- Sections 2, 3, and 4: Tuesday, March 26 in Austin North from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Section 6: Tuesday, March 26 in Austin West from 11:45am - 1:00pm
- Section 7: Wednesday, March 27 in WCC-2012 from 11:30am - 1:00pm
Clinical Advising Appointments: Click here to schedule an appointment with a clinical advisor (authentication required).
- Where: WCC 3085
- Advisors are available to discuss the various clinical opportunities at HLS and help students navigate the clinical registration process.
Clinical 101: Tips and tools for getting the most out of your clinical experience (Information Session).
- Where: WCC 2012
- Wednesday, March 27 from 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Clinical Fair: Take the opportunity to speak with representatives from every clinic and chat with past clinical students.
- Where: Milstein East BC
- Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Program Areas of Study Faculty Advising Lunches (12:00pm - 1:00pm) For more information about the Programs of Study click here.
Following the advising lunches, recordings of each session will be made available on the Program of Study page.
- Criminal Justice: Wednesday, March 27 (WCC 3018)
- International and Comparative Law: Friday, March 29 (WCC 2004)
- Law and Business: Friday, March 29 (WCC 2009)
- Law and Government: Wednesday, April 3 (WCC B015)
- Law and Social Change: Tuesday, April 2 (Pound Hall 102)
- Law, Science and Technology - Cyberlaw/IP: Wednesday, April 3 (WCC B010)
- Law, Science and Technology - Health Law: Wednesday, April 3 (WCC 3018)
- Law and History: Tuesday, March 26 (WCC 3016)
Waitlists and Add/Drop:
- Add / drop deadlines. Please note that clinics and some courses have early add / drop deadlines.
- Fall - September 13. Clinic drop deadline is September 4
- Winter - January 7, 2014. Clinic drop deadline is December 6
- Spring - January 31, 2014. Clinic drop deadline is January 17
- For any course that meets for part of the term, the add / drop deadline is one day after the course starts
- Waitlist Processing
- Waitlist processing information will be forthcoming.
- Final Waitlist Clearance Information
- A final waitlist clearance ("firesale") will take place at the end of fall and spring add / drop period.
- If you add a class during the firesale and you attend the first session and would like to then drop that class, you must let the Registrar's Office know on that day, even if it is after business hours. Please email email@example.com.
- You can make your selections at any time during each preferencing period. There is no advantage to registering early because all student course selections will be processed after the particular registration phase closes.
- Some courses require the faculty member’s permission to enroll and will not be part of the on-line registration process. The course description will provide registration instructions for these courses. If you have additional questions regarding the by-permission process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- As you make your course selections, keep in mind your schedule as a whole. Unless otherwise indicated, once you are registered into a course in a certain time block, you will not be allowed to register for another course scheduled for the same time. You will be placed on the waitlist if there is a schedule conflict.
- During the registration process, you will be added to the waitlist for any of your preferred courses that are closed, if you are enrolled in a conflicting course or if you are already enrolled in 16 credits, the maximum for a term.
Registration Process: How Students are Enrolled in Courses
All students are assigned a random registration ID. Preferences are processed in registration ID order. Registration IDs are re-assigned before each preferencing phase.
Preference #1. Admin Law
Preference #2. Admin Law
Preference #3. Con Law SOP
Preference #4. Con Law SOP
Preference #5. Con Law SOP
Preference #6. Evidence
- Round 1/Pass 1: Preferences processed from lowest number to highest. Enrolled in Admin Law #1.
- Round 2/Pass 1: Preferences processed from highest number to lowest. Admin Law already enrolled, waitlisted for Admin Law #2, move on to next student
- Round 2/Pass 2: Preferences processed from highest number to lowest. Start again with the next preference for each student who did not receive an enrollment in pass 1. Con Law #3 full, waitlisted in Con Law #3, move on to next student
- Round 2/Pass 3: Preferences processed from highest number to lowest. Start again with the next preference for each student who did not receive an enrollment in pass 2. Enrolled in Con Law #4.
- Round 3/Pass 1: Preferences processed from lowest number to highest. Con Law already enrolled, waitlisted for Con Law #5, move on to next student
- Round 3/Pass2: Preferences processed from lowest number to highest. Start again with the next preference for each student who did not receive an enrollment in pass 1. Enrolled in Evidence
No round ends until every student has been enrolled for the highest possible preference.
Contact the Registrar’s Office at 617-495-4612 or email@example.com with questions.