Advising

Guidelines and requirements for the Computer Science concentration are published in the Harvard College Handbook for Students. See also the pages Planning, Degrees, and Courses, and How to Declare CS as your concentration.

Every Computer Science concentrator is assigned an advisor from the Computer Science faculty. This happens when you enter the concentration (even if you are a sophomore that declares your concentration early). Because faculty go on leave, you may occasionally be assigned to a different faculty advisor. Your concentration advisor appears in your advising network in my.harvard.

Your concentration advisor releases the advisor holds during course selection. You should meet with your concentration advisor at the beginning of each semester to discuss your course selection. Your advisor can also help you understand the concentration requirements, discuss your academic interests, and offer advice on course choices and future plans.

If you are not a CS concentrator, or your concentration advisor can't help, you can contact the co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies for Computer Science, Professors Stephen Chong and Steven J. Gortler. Please check the websites of Prof. Chong and Prof. Gortler for current office hours or email cs-dus@seas.harvard.edu

For administrative issues, you can contact Kathy Lovell, the SEAS Undergraduate Academic Programs Administrator.

The Harvard College Advising Programs 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.