Transfer Students

Students on move-in day

Transferring Course Credits

You can transfer up to 16 semester-long courses which amounts to approximately 2 years of academic work. Information about registering for courses at Harvard is available on the Registrar's Office website.

Learn about transferring credits


Setting up your HarvardKey and Email

Your HarvardKey is a secure log in that will give you access to the many online resources provided by the College. Instructions for setting up your HarvardKey and claiming your new email address are available on the IT Help Portal.

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Housing Assignments

On campus housing is available to transfer students. Most housing assignments for transfer students happen in mid- to late July when the Houses have the greatest number of available beds for the Fall semester. Once transfer student housing assignments have been confirmed, (usually sometime in early August) the Housing Office will reach out to you with you assignment. Housing assignments are very likely in shared suites.

Learn more about living at Harvard


Finding Community

In addition to the connections you will build in your House, you can develop close relationships by joining a student organization.

View list of student organizations