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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 Events (April 5-7 or April 12-14)
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Apply for housing
  • May 1 – Last day to apply for a deferral (if applicable)
  • June – Provide Health and Immunization Records to Harvard University Health Services
  • June 15  Provide official final transcript(s) to the Admissions Office
  • June 15- Provide all college certifications to the Admissions Office
  • 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) *
  • July 13 – Last day to submit your photo for your Harvard University ID card (typically beginning in May)
  • July 28 – August 28 – 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
  • Mid-August – Receive your 1L section information by email
  • 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 – Review and complete “Supporting a Harassment-Free Community: What Every Student Needs to Know about Harvard’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy and Resources.” The link to access the training will be sent to individual e-mail addresses.
  • August 27-28 – Arrive for Dorm Move-in
  • August 28 – Arrive for Registration Day and Harvard University ID pickup. Student Reception and Welcome Dinner will be held.
  • August 29-31 – Formal Orientation programming will be held. Details will arrive late July.
  • September 4 – First day of 1L classes

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