Notice to Students

This book contains a concise review of the rules and procedures of Harvard College with which students are expected to be familiar. Included are the specific requirements for the AB and SB degrees (Chapter 2).  Basic and honors requirements for each of the fields of concentration and the specific requirements for secondary fields can be found in the Fields of Concentration and Secondary Fields. Also included is information on a number of the services, programs, and organizations that have been created to bring assistance and enrichment to a student’s undergraduate experience. In this book, "the Registrar" refers to the Office of the Registrar of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, located at 20 Garden Street.

Harvard University makes all decisions concerning applicants, students, faculty, and staff on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Harvard’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Discriminating against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job or course requirements is inconsistent with the purposes of a university and with the law. Harvard expects that those with whom it deals will comply with all applicable antidiscrimination laws.

In June of 2008, the completion or graduation rate for students who entered Harvard College as freshmen in September 2002 was 98 percent.