COVID-19 Related Program Changes

Harvard College is committed to the academic progression of our students, which we must pursue while protecting the health and safety of our community. For Harvard-wide policies, guidelines, remote resources, and FAQs, please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keep Harvard Healthy.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your Economics Advisors. They are here for you to chat, discuss, and answer questions--whatever you need. Please see the Ec Advising page for more information.

Summary of Undergraduate Economics Program policy changes to aid students affected by COVID-19:

Concentration Requirements

All "SEM" grades for required ec courses taken in Spring 2020 will be accepted for Ec concentration and secondary field credit. "SEM"-graded courses do not count towards the limit of econ courses that concentrators can take pass/fail.

Study Away for Econ Concentrators

Ec concentrators in the Classes of 2021-2024 may count up to four approved Study Away courses during the 2020-21 academic year for ec concentration credit.  Students in Classes 2021-24 pursuing a secondary field in Ec may take up to two approved Study Away courses during the 2020-21 academic year for ec secondary field credit.  For all students, the approval process for counting courses towards ec requirements is the same as for Study Abroad (details on the Ec Study Abroad page).

Harvard Summer School

Ec concentrators (and secondary field students) in the Classes of 2021, 2022, and 2023 may take up to four Harvard Summer School courses for ec concentration (or secondary field) credit from the approved list below, as long as all courses are taken Summer 2021 or earlier and at most one of the courses is not marked with an asterisk (*).  [In other words, the (*) courses are the only courses of which you can take more than one. An approved study abroad course or approved cross-registered ec course at MIT will count as your one non-asterisk course.] ** Details on the Ec Summer School page.