Advising & Forms
Advising Programs Office
This office is charged with coordinating, supporting, and facilitating academic advising programs for all undergraduates and, as such, works with students, faculty, the Freshman Dean's Office, the Houses and other Harvard College and FAS offices on all aspects of pre-concentration and concentration advising.
Sophomore AdvisingAs a student enters the concentration he or she receives a faculty advisor from the Computer Science faculty. Note: This applies to all sophomores, even those declaring their concentration early.
Guidelines and Requirements
A link to the guidelines for the concentration as published in the Harvard College Handbook for Students.
- Requirements for Honors
To be eligible to graduate with honors, students must be recommended for honors by their concentration program, and also satisfy certain College-wide requirements documented in the Handbook for Students. To be recommended for honors in Computer Science, students must have a high grade point average and must also fulfill a more demanding course program than the basic program. The honors program requires 14 half-courses instead of 12 (12 instead of 10 for students who place out of Mathematics 1ab). The honors program also requires greater breadth within Computer Science (see the Fields of Concentration for the details).
Recommendations for all degrees of honors are decided individually by vote of the Computer Science faculty based on the student's academic and scientific achievements. Ordinarily a recommendation for Honors requires a concentration GPA of at least 3.5, a recommendation for High Honors requires a concentration GPA of at least 3.75 and an excellent thesis, and a recommendation for Highest Honors requires a concentration GPA of at least 3.85 and an outstanding thesis.
Entering the Concentration/Plan of Study
Rather than use the paper forms, check out the online Plan of Study tool.
CS 91r Form
Prof. Steven Gortler
Director of Undergrad Studies, Computer Science