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Checklist for incoming 1L J.D. Students:

  • May 1 – Last day to reply to your offer of Admission
  • Check your HLS e-mail account regularly for important information from HLS departments
  • Arrange a campus visit, ideally during one of our Admitted Students Weekends (March 24-25 or April 23-24)
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Apply for housing
  • May 1 – Last day to apply for a deferral (if applicable)
  • June 15 – Last day for international students to submit a Source of Support Form (available in the spring) and supporting documentation. Students requiring more time must make arrangements with JD Admissions directly (by email 1L2B@law.harvard.edu or call 617-496-2864) *
  • Provide official final transcript(s) to the Admissions Office
  • Provide all college certifications to the Admissions Office
  • June 15 – Provide Health and Immunization Records to Harvard University Health Services
  • July 14 – Last day to submit your photo for your Harvard University ID card (typically beginning in May)
  • July 26 – August 29 – International Students must check in at the Harvard International Office (HIO). The check-in is mandatory.
  • August 15 – Last day to pay your term bill
  • Receive your 1L section information by email in mid-August
  • Review and complete Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention Materials (“Supporting a Harassment Free Community”). The link to the materials was sent to individual email addresses on August 8, 2017. The deadline to complete the training is August 22, 2017 by 5:00 PM.
  • Mid-August – You will receive an email with instructions for logging into HELIOS, our student web interface, to state your intent to enroll and update your contact and emergency information.
  • August 23-24 – Arrive for Dorm Move-in
  • August 24 – Arrive for Registration Day and Harvard University ID pickup.
  • August 25-29 – Formal Orientation programming will be held. Details will arrive late July.
  • August 30 – First day of 1L classes

* For more details, please refer to Information for International Students