Pre-Concentrators

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

Please see below for... 

Resources for Freshmen and Sophomore Pre-Concentrators
 

Any student, including freshmen and non-concentrators, is welcome to visit the Undergraduate Office for walk-in office hours. 

    Psychology Walk-In Advising Hours 

    2017-2018 Hours*:

    Tuesdays 2PM - 4PM

    Wednesdays 2PM - 4PM
     

    William James Hall, Ste. 218

    *office hours are not generally held during college recesses

    Students seeking information over the summer should contact the office at psychology@wjh.harvard.edu

    When considering the concentration, you should be sure to examine the requirements chart, as well as the Courses section of our website, which contains more details on the specific courses needed for the concentration and secondary field. You can also find FAQs about the concentration and FAQs about the Secondary Field.

    The Psychology Concentration Advisors are available to sophomores, juniors, and seniors in each house to answer questions about courses, requirements, Sophomore Tutorial, and how to declare a concentration.

    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.


    Upper-class Students Transferring from Other Concentrations
     

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

    When considering a switch, please be sure to explore... 

    • The course requirements for the concentration.
    • 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.
    • How to change your concentration - see our steps for filling out Psychology's required paperwork and changing your concentration on my.harvard.edu.
       

    Students Transferring from Other Domestic Schools & 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 have successfully enrolled at Harvard College, please get in contact with the Concentration Advisor for your house - or contact the Undergraduate Office at psychology@wjh.harvard.edu to discuss your options for joining the concentration. 

    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