Welcome! We are happy to encourage you to explore the psychology concentration and secondary field, and look forward to working with you to help you decide whether it would fit well with your academic and career interests. 

Resources for Freshmen and Sophomore Pre-Concentrators:

  • Walk-in Advising Hours
    Any student, including Freshmen, may come to walk-in advising hours to learn more about the concentration or secondary field requirements.

    Psychology Walk-In Advising Hours 

    2017-2018 Hours*:
    William James Hall room 218

    **office hours are not generally held during college recesses

    *Students seeking information over the summer should contact us at

Ready to join the Concentration? Talk with the Concentration Advisor assigned to your house for more info and see our steps for Declaring Psychology as your conncentration.

Information for Upper-class students transferring in from other concentrations

If you are interested in transferring into psychology from another concentration, you are in the right place! 

  • Requirements - click on links in the chart for more information regarding labs, advanced courses, and track-specific course
  • Advising - after looking through the website, you should speak with the Concentration Advisor in your house. You may meet with an advisor either to explore the concentration or to complete a the steps to make the concentration change official. These conversations usually last between twenty and forty minutes, and it is best to try not to schedule these too close to the Course Registration Deadline.
  • Changing your concentration - see our steps for filling out Psychology's required paperwork and changing your concentration on  

Information for students transferring in from other schools and international  students

  • If you are already in college in the USA and interested in applying to transfer to Harvard while still an undergraduate, you should consult the website of the Harvard College Admissions Office, particularly its section on transfer admissions.
  • If you are an international student interested in enrolling at Harvard as a freshman, please consult the website of the Harvard College Admissions Office, particularly the section on international applicants.