Off-Cycle Students

Welcome back!  

You should receive an email from your academic advisor by 12 noon on Friday, August 14th. If you have not heard from them by then, please email shane_iverson@fas.harvard.edu and she will give you their contact information.

In preparation for your first meeting of the year with your academic advisor, please write a short essay describing your academic interests and providing information your advisor should know in order to do a good job advising you. If you are new to this advising relationship, offer details about yourself (your background, interests, work habits). If you have already worked with your advisor, provide an update, including information that your advisor may not already have (summer experiences, changes in your family situation). Please list any questions or concerns you have, and answer the following questions: What are your goals for this year? How do you hope to grow and change?

Please read the attached material carefully. You are responsible for its contents. Not having read the material is not a valid excuse for not having information or knowing deadlines. 

  1. Academic Advising Memo
  2. Memo on Title and Descriptive Paragraphs
  3. Senior Thesis Format and Presentation Memo
  4. Policy Regarding Late Theses, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
  5. Information on Oral Exams