Office of the Registrar

Barry S. Kane, Registrar
Lynn Dunham, Deputy Registrar
Mon.–Fri., 9 am–5 pm 20 Garden Street

General Information: 617-495-1543
Undergraduate Records: 617-495-4655
Degree Requirements: 617-495-1489
Transcript Information: 617-495-1543

accessWheelchair accessible

Academic records for students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences are maintained in the Office of the Registrar. In addition, the Registrar’s Office handles registration, course enrollments, final examinations, classroom scheduling, production of the course catalog and student handbooks, and services for students requiring educational accommodations as described the AEO section.


Transcript requests must be made either in writing, in person, or online, not by telephone. There is a $5.00 fee for each transcript ordered. Cash or personal checks are accepted; charges may not be added to the student’s term bill. The normal processing time for transcripts is two to three days. Once processed, transcripts may not be returned for refunds. Students must show a picture ID to pick up a transcript in person. Instructions for ordering a transcript can be found at the Registrar’s Website.

Voter Registration Forms

Voter registration forms for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are available to students during business hours at the Office of the Registrar. Students may also request a voter registration form at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Website. The student can request either a Massachusetts form or a federal form (used to register in most other states) at this Website.

Course Catalog

Courses of Instruction—the course catalog for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences—is updated annually. It is available online at beginning the second week in July. In addition, the FAS catalog and those of the other Harvard faculties are available at

Students should consult the on-line version at the Registrar's website for the most recent information on course offerings. Questions regarding courses and meeting times should be directed to the appropriate department or to the Classrooms Scheduling Office at 617-495-1541.

Course Scheduling and Classrooms

To announce course meeting times and locations, the Registrar’s Office produces a Course Meetings Location Report. This report is posted to the Registrar's website prior to the start of each term. Course meeting times and locations often change during the first weeks of each term. The Course Meetings Location Report is updated four times a day. Students are encouraged to consult the report prior to setting out for classes. Inquiries should be directed to the appropriate department or to the Classrooms Scheduling Office at 617-495-1541. For information about the use of College classrooms by recognized student groups, see Chapter 9.

Academic Records

Students should contact the Registrar's Office to request access to their academic records. See also Education Records.

Personal Identification Number

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is necessary for students to gain access to online resources such as his or her course and grade reports via the Registrar’s Website. Students may request their PIN via email by going to They should click the Request a New PIN link and follow the instructions provided. This Website is also where students may change or disable their PIN if necessary. Students must keep their PIN secure and confidential to maintain the confidentiality of their records.