1. Check-in Process and Administrative Clearance
All students are required to check in online using HELIOS at the start of the academic year in order to provide updated Emergency, Local and Permanent directory information. Failure to submit updated information or complete mandatory training such as Title IX training for entering students by the applicable deadline may result in a web hold on all registration functions including add/drop and waitlist processing.
Note that in addition to online check-in through HELIOS, all LL.M. and first-year S.J.D. students are required to complete certain mandatory administrative clearance procedures in person before they can register as Harvard Law School degree candidates. The Graduate Program provides further information about this process to LL.M. and first-year S.J.D. students prior to their arrival. All continuing S.J.D students who have received a financial aid award package must also obtain financial clearance from the Graduate Program prior to the start of the academic year.
2. Check-in Dates and Administrative Clearance Dates
(a) All J.D. students HELIOS check-in: Begins on August 11, 2017 and must be completed by August 24, 2017.
(b) New LL.M. students HELIOS check-in: Begins on August 7, 2017 and must be completed by August 21, 2017. In-person Administrative Clearance for LL.M’s: Begins on August 14, 2017 and must be completed by August 21, 2017.
(c) New S.J.D. students in-person administrative clearance: By appointment only firstname.lastname@example.org; must be completed by August 31, 2017.
(d) Continuing S.J.D. students check-in: Begins on August 10, 2017 and must be completed by September 8, 2017; resident S.J.D. students are notified by email regarding the nature and timing of their check-in requirements.
Students will not be allowed to check in late or to conduct Administrative Clearance late unless they first obtain permission from the Dean of Students, for J.D. students, or the Graduate Program, for LL.M. and S.J.D. students.
Students will be required to submit certain certifications as part of the online check-in process.