Cross registration in my.harvard

June 15, 2018

Over the past few years, my.harvard has become the primary student information system for the majority of Harvard schools. In order to continue to improve the unified enrollment experience for both Harvard students and faculty, this academic year we released the first phase of new functionality to replace the legacy cross registration tool.  

Cross registration is a Harvard process for which students at one Harvard school may petition to take courses at another Harvard school. Previously these petitions were filed and processed in a separate application.  This year, all Harvard students could submit petitions within my.harvard. Our team built functionality that not only allowed for cross registration petitions to be filed and processed, but actually integrated all petitioning needs. This provides a unified experience for the majority of students and faculty.

During this academic year, my.harvard processed over 60,000 petitions for permission to enroll and/or drop, of which cross registration is a subset. With the integration of this functionality with other enrollment processes, many schools took the opportunity to reevaluate some of their business processes and remove the requirement to submit a petition altogether. This meant that only 69% of cross registration enrollments required a petition to be submitted, making the process easier for students and faculty.

Over this next academic year, we hope to release additional functionality to better integrate MIT and other Non-Harvard schools into my.harvard with the goal of retiring the legacy database permanently.

 

Total Number of Cross Registration Enrollments for the 2018-19 Academic Year

 

Home School

Host School

 

 

FAS

GSD

HBSD

HBSM

HDS

HGSE

HKS

HLS

HMS

HSDM

HSPH

NONH

Total

GSAS

X

66

22

34

83

449

146

41

43

 

827

343

2054

GSD

267

X

 

40

5

31

179

34

 

 

15

317

888

HBSD

27

 

X

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

29

HBSM

45

10

 

X

 

4

51

27

 

 

2

 

139

HCOL

X

70

1

11

27

86

196

28

10

 

1

261

691

HDS

350

4

 

3

X

50

34

21

 

 

3

 

465

HGSE

105

2

4

70

30

X

188

62

 

 

20

50

531

HKS

241

25

1

238

7

76

X

115

 

 

33

138

874

HLS

128

8

 

35

5

8

22

X

1

 

1

 

208

HLSG

13

 

 

9

1

 

15

X

 

 

 

 

38

HMS

91

 

 

4

3

49

18

5

X

 

60

 

230

HSDM

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

X

47

 

78

HSPH

140

10

 

46

10

64

237

38

21

2

X

42

610

NONH

544

105

 

 

11

51

284

 

 

 

44

X

1039

Total

1960

300

28

491

182

868

1370

371

97

2

1054

1151

7874