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How To Declare
Declaring a concentration is an exciting time for undergraduates! We encourage any preconcentrator with an interest in mechanical engineering to schedule an advising meeting with a concentration representative to discuss your interests and academic goals. In this meeting, we can chat about the courses you are interested in taking over the next five semesters, as well as the specifics of the concentration declaration process.
The Concentration Declaration Procedure
Students intending to declare an engineering concentration with an emphasis in mechanical engineering should follow the steps below. Please plan to contact the ADUS early to avoid the rush!
- Review the concentration requirements in the Harvard College Handbook for Students
- Draft an 8-semester plan for all of the courses you plan to take to fulfill your degree requirements
- Fill out a Plan of Study form for your proposed concentration:
- Submit your Declaration of Concentration request on my.harvard (instructions can be found in the my.harvard FAQ)
- Meet with the Associate Director or Director of Undergraduate Studies for Mechanical Engineering. During the meeting, you'll discuss your propsed plan of study, and once it is in order, the ADUS or DUS will sign your Plan of Study form.
- After the form has been signed, the ADUS or DUS will use the my.harvard tool to officially accept your concentration declaration and upload a scanned copy of your plan to the "Reports and Documents" section
Leading up to the concentration declaration deadline, Chris has drop-in advising office hours in Pierce 207B any time his door is open. If you would like to set up a specific time to meet, please send him an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).