Advising & Forms

Advising Programs Office

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.


Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies


Sophomore Advising

As 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

Guidelines and requirements for the Computer Science concentration are published in the Harvard College Handbook for Students. Also see Planning, Degrees, and Courses.

Plan of Study Form

Students intending to declare the CS concentration must submit a CS plan of study form. Prior to graduation, seniors must update the form to ensure CS concentration requirements have been fulfilled. In both cases, students should fill out the form in Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice format and email it to for verification. Also see How to Declare a Concentration in Computer Science.

CS 91r Form

Students wishing to take a CS 91r must follow the instructions on the form below to get approval from your research advisor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) to enroll in the course. (The DUS is the official instructor for CS91r, not your research advisor.)

Petition Form

Use this form to request concentration credit for cross-registered courses and other exceptions to the concentration rules.


Professors Stephen Chong and Steven J. Gortler
Co-Directors of Undergraduate Studies, Computer Science

Kathy Lovell
Undergraduate Academic Programs Administrator

Please check the websites of Prof. Chong and Prof. Gortler for current office hours or email For administrative issues, you can also contact Kathy Lovell.