Online Cross-Registration

    • Cross-Registering Online:

      • Students interested in cross-registering into the Law School should submit petitions through the University cross-registration system and must do so in compliance with the HLS Cross-Registration Calendar.
      • Approval from the faculty member is not the same as being enrolled by the Registrar’s Office.
        • You must receive confirmation that you are enrolled in the class by the HLS Registrar’s Office before your registration is complete.


    • Eligibility to Cross-Register:

      • Most HLS courses presuppose that you have a basic understanding of legal vocabulary and the legal system. Discuss your qualifications for the course/seminar in detail and in advance with the instructor.
      • You must be and remain a registered, full-time student at your home school for the duration of your cross-registration.
      • You must remain in good standing at your home school and at HLS for the duration of your cross-registration.
      • You may not make arrangements outside the HLS Registrar’s Office with an HLS instructor to receive a grade or credit for any academic work.
      • There is NO cross-registration into the first-year basic courses: Civil Procedure, Contracts, Criminal Law, Legislation and Regulation, 1L International or Comparative, Problem Solving Workshop, Property, Torts, and Legal Research and Writing.
      • All academic work must be completed in the term in which cross-registration is taken and by HLS semester deadlines.
      • Cross-registrants are allowed to take a maximum of 6 credits at HLS in an academic year, audits included.
      • The availability of seats in waitlisted courses is determined by the HLS Registrar’s Office.
      • You may not take a course/seminar that is substantively the same as one taken previously at HLS.

Dropping a Course

    • Dropping a Cross-Registered Course:

      • Students who wish to drop a course after the original cross-registration petition must do so by the earlier add/drop deadline and must submit a completed add/drop form to their Home Registrar’s Office.
      • Students who do not drop a cross-registered course via the Add/Drop Form at their Home School will be considered enrolled in the course and will receive a grade for it.
      • The drop deadline for oversubscribed HLS courses is Noon on the business day after the first class meeting. Many HLS courses have early drop deadlines.


    • Examinations for Cross-Registered Students:

      • Please review the HLS Exam Schedule before you cross-register.
      • No adjustments will be made, and HLS does not give make-up examinations.
      • Papers are not accepted in lieu of exams unless the instructor offers the option in advance to the entire class.

Notice To Degree Candidates

    • Notice To Degree Candidates:

      • For cross-registrants who expect to graduate in the term during which they are cross-registered at HLS: if the date by which your Registrar requires your final grades to clear you for graduation precedes the “HLS Grades Due” date for the semester, you should not cross-register at HLS in that semester for credits required for your degree.
      • At the time you cross-register, check with the HLS Registrar’s staff to determine what date HLS grades are due.


    • Grades for Cross-Registrants:

      • Report of grades is obtained from your home Registrar’s Office.
      • The HLS grading system is H, P, LP and F. Designated courses are graded CR/F(Credit/Fail). Except in courses so designated, Credit/Fail is not an option and cannot be arranged separately with the professor. The grade CR may also apply in special circumstances with approval of the HLS Administrative Board.
      • A student who withdraws from a course or seminar after the add/drop deadline but before the last day of class in the course or seminar will receive a WD (Withdrew after Deadline). A student who withdraws after the last day of the course or seminar will receive an “F.”