Harvard University and Wellesley College

MIT graduate or undergraduate students wishing to cross-register at Harvard or Wellesley should consult the Registrar’s Office: http://web.mit.edu/registrar/reg/xreg/index.html 

NOTE: Continuing Education classes are not available for cross-registration.


Cross-registration with Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is available only to full-time undergraduate students.

All subjects will be graded Pass/Fail and cannot be used to fulfill GIR (including HASS), departmental or minor requirements. Subjects can be counted as unrestricted elective only. No more than half a student’s term registration may be taken at another institution.

The academic assistant, Nina Palisano, can answer any questions.

Your first step is to get approval from the Transfer Credit Examiner. The Transfer Credit Examiner is a designated member of the faculty of the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology (ACT), Professor Nida Sinnokrot. In order to review your request, the Transfer Credit Examiner will need:

  • a  completed cross-registration form: download form
  • a brief explanation of why you want to take the class
  • a copy of the class syllabus and/or description

You may email the materials to the Transfer Credit Examiner, or drop them off in E15-209; copy Nina Palisano, the academic assistant, if you email them. The Transfer Credit Examiner will review your material. Upon the examiner’s approval you will be notified that, your form has been signed and can be picked-up.

After getting approval from the Transfer Credit Examiner, you will need to collect the following signatures in the order listed:

  • Your MIT Advisor
  • Mass Art Instructor
  • MassArt Registrar

When you have received your final signature, you should:

  • make two copies of the signed form
  • submit the original to the MassArt Registrar’s Office
  • keep one copy for your own records
  • submit a copy to the MIT Student Services Center, 11-120

The last day to cross register is the MIT Add Date, which is generally in early October. 

Warning to final term seniors: Grades are not guaranteed to be entered onto your record in time for graduation, so do not cross-register if you need this elective credit to graduate. Students must abide by the rules of both MIT and MassArt. The course you are taking must be offered for credit at MassArt (not a continuing education program class). 12 MIT units will be awarded for one MassArt class.

Additional information

MIT students will not incur additional tuition costs when enrolling in a class at MassArt through the cross-registration program. However, the program is only active for the fall and spring terms. Students wishing to take classes at MassArt during the summer need to register directly with the school and pay regular associated costs such as tuition.