Declaring Applied Mathematics


Welcome to the Applied Math concentration!  Below you'll find all the information you need to declare Applied Math as your concentration -- advising contacts and office hours, administrative paperwork, and advising events.  For advising questions or to make an appointment, please write

Declaration Paperwork

We look forward to helping you declare AM as your concentration.  You can declare AM at any time of year - current sophomores can declare starting at the beginning of their sophomore Fall.

Drop by any of the academic year advising office hours listed in the sidebar here for help in constructing your plan of study.  Meeting with a concentration advisor can be an important step in building a plan that meets the AM requirements.  Advising is available year round, with additional advising hours will be offered before Sophomore Declaration.  Out of term, write to to set up an advising meeting.  Students interested in AM/Econ may wish to specifically meet with Elie Tamer.  Students interested in AM/CS may wish to specifically meet with Shlomo Gortler.

After developing a plan of study, go to to enter, save, and then submit your plan of study for approval.  You only need to enter your 14 or 15 concentration courses in your plan.  Once your plan is approved on this site, you are ready to declare AM! 

To declare, you must first have an approved plan on  Once your plan is approved on the SEAS site, you will need to declare via the my.harvard tool, where we will register our approval with the Registrar.  The concentration is not notified by my.harvard when a Change of Concentration or Declaration of Concentration request is received, so if your request is not processed within a few days, please write

If you run into difficulty with the process please write


Office Hours

Applied Math advisors will hold extra advising office hours during the two weeks leading up to declaration.  See our advising hours in the Quick Facts sidebar here.  


2018 Advising and Community Events

Applied Math pre-concentrator advising fair 

Monday, 11/5/2018, 1:30-4:30pm, Pierce 100F. Advising for students interested in the Applied Math concentration.   Come for an advising conversation and a treat from Flour Bakery!

Harvard Applied Math Society pre-concentrator social

Thursday, 11/1/2018, 5:00 - 6:30pm, Ticknor Lounge.  Advising event to meet students in the Applied Math program and AM advisors, to get your questions answered, and to finalize your declaration decisions!  There will be delicious Thai food from 9 Tastes!