How to Register

Registration information for the Fall 2018 term will be posted on this page in mid-August.


When to Section: Tuesday, 1/23/18 @ 12 p.m. – Thursday, 1/25/18 @ 11:59 p.m.

Sectioning Website: Via

Section Assignment Notifications: Friday, 1/26/18 

Section Change Requests: Saturday, 1/27/18; Monday, 1/28/18; and Tuesday, 1/29/18

Expos 20 & Expos Studio 20 Classes Begin: Monday, 1/29/18

Available Expos Studio 20 Sections: Spring 2018 Expos Studio 20 Meeting Times

Available Expos 20 Courses: Spring 2018 Expos 20 Course Descriptions and Meeting Times

Harvard College Writing Program Location: One Bow Street, Second Floor

  • If you are returning to Harvard College after a leave and need to take Expos 20, please contact the Writing Program (

Click here for a printable version of the Spring 2018 Registration Calendar showing relevant dates and times for Expos 20 and Expos Studio 20.


Tips for Registering Spring 2018 Expos Studio 20 & Expos 20 Sectioning Information for Students

Students who are taking Expos Studio 20 and Spring 2018 Expos 20 will be pre-enrolled in the course by the Writing Program and the Registrar’s Office. The course should appear in students' Crimson Carts by the end of the day on January 22 or the morning of January 23. The course displayed for Expos Studio 20 (Expos 20, Section 00ES with instructor Heath) and the course displayed for Expos 20 (Expos 20, Section EX20 with instructor Jehn) is a placeholder. All students are enrolled in a placeholder course until they are assigned to their actual sections. Below are instructions for how to select section preferences.

Students may begin submitting Expos section preferences in my.harvard at noon on Tuesday, January 23. The “event” Expos Sectioning will appear in the “Enrollment Events” field on Student Home in my.harvard. Click on the red “Enter Lottery” button to access the section options. The Expos Enrollment Event is scheduled to close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, 1/25/18.

(See the example below of how Expos 20 will be displayed. Please disregard the start and end times shown in the screen shot.)

Expos Enrollment Event

Add sections from the “Available Courses” section of the page to your choices by clicking on the + sign. (See example below. Please disregard the “Available” times shown in the screen shot.)

Expos Available Courses Example

You may move your choices up or down by clicking on the up arrow or down arrow. (See an example below.) Click the minus sign to remove a section from your list of selections.

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Click on Arrows to Rank Sections

  • Expos Studio 20 students must rank exactly five sections of Expos Studio 20, in order of preference.
  • Expos 20 students must rank exactly NINE sections of Expos 20, in order of preference.
  • Please be sure to make your selections before the program closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, January 25.
  • After making selections, click the Submit button.

After submitting your Expos section preferences, you should see a confirmation message on your screen.

To view the list of sections you have ranked, click on the “View Lottery” button from the Enrollment Events section

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View Lottery Button

Students may re-select and re-order their preferences as many times as necessary while the sectioning program is open. Please visit the Lotteries page of the my.harvard Knowledge Center for additional information. When the program runs the assignments, the software will consider the most recent selections that were successfully submitted.

Please continue reading for additional information about the Expos Registration process.

Please visit the Harvard College Writing Program website for up-to-date course information, announcements, and answers to frequently asked questions:

  • Sectioning is not done on a first-come, first-served basis, so the system does not take into account the time and date you selected your preferences. The program is designed to maximize the number of top- choice placements, but it cannot guarantee that all students will be assigned to their first or second choice of section.
  • It is possible that students will see an Expos section assignment appear in their my.harvard throughout the day on Friday, January 26, and this section assignment may change several times while the program is being run. What you see is NOT your final section assignment until you hear from the Writing Program. Students will be notified via email on the evening of Friday, January 26 when Spring 2018 Expos assignments are official.
  • Expos classes begin on Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30.
  • Please check the listings in my.harvard and on the Writing Program’s website for the most up-to-date information on current course offerings (
  • Please remember to submit your preferences by the deadline (Thursday, January 25, 11:59 p.m.)!
  • If you have technical problems with the sectioning tool, please email
  • If you have any questions about the sectioning process, please email