Depending on your school and course list, you may have to complete one or more of the following specialty enrollment activities after a course is added to your Crimson Cart:
- Remove an advising hold.
- Use the bidding tool.
- Use the lottery tool.
- Use the sectioning preferences page.
- Use the waitlist tool.
Step 1: Select a course (Course Search) and add it to your Crimson Cart.
Select a course by clicking on the Course Title. At the Top of the Course Tile, click the Add to Crimson Cart button.
Note:This button will be disabled (lettering displays in light gray) in the following conditions:
- You do not have an active student record for the term
- The course is offered by a school other than your home school (please use the cross-registration portal to file a petition)
- The Crimson Cart is not yet open for the term
From the screen you can take many other actions such as viewing the Canvas Site, searching for books at the Harvard Coop, or save course as a Favorite.
After adding courses to your Crimson Cart, you select related class sections such as labs and discussions. This page will be skipped if there are no additional components for the class.
You then select preferences such as grading type and waitlisting (if applicable).
The confirmation screen shows you all of the courses that were successfully added to Crimson Cart. For courses with discussions, labs, or other secondary components, you will see multiple lines - one for the primary component, and one for the related class sections.
Step 2: Request instructor permission, if necessary.
If instructor consent is required, the system will alert you to initiate a request for permission after validating your Crimson Cart or when you attempt to enroll in the course. You may enter a note for the instructor explaining any necessary background about your request. Track the status of your requests straight from the Crimson Cart.
Step 3: Validate your Crimson Cart.
Validation will automatically check for barriers to enrollment such as scheduling conflicts or necessary prerequisites. This step can be completed at any time. There is no limit to the number of times you can validate. We suggest that you validate every time you make a change to your Crimson Cart.
Step 4: Enroll in courses.
You may submit one or more course enrollments at a time - allowing you to enroll in some courses while waiting on pending variables for others. Your enrollments are complete once you have met the minimum credits for your field of study.