Academic Policy & Handbooks

Information for Faculty

The guide to academic policy for Faculty: Information for Faculty Offering Instruction in Arts and Sciences.

Harvard College Handbook for Students

The current, official handbook for academic and residential life at Harvard.  

Archived handbooks are listed on the FAS Registrar's office site (going back to 2005-06).


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Committee on Undergraduate Educational Policy (EPC) has announced updates to Student Handbook policies related to International Student Study Away, Privacy, Simultaneous Enrollment, the Language Requirement, and Extensions of Time. Details about these updates can be found in the addendum to the Student Handbook (Academic Year 2020-2021).
  • COVID-19 Emergency Policies for Spring 2020 in the addendum to the Student Handbook (Academic Year 2019-2020).

Fields of Concentration

This section of the Handbook for Students contains complete information on the 50 academic concentrations for undergraduates at Harvard College.