Welcome Entering Freshmen
You may enter the HASS-D Lottery from the link below. (This is only relevant to entering freshmen. Second-semester freshmen and all other continuing students should enter the lottery through pre-registration.)
What is the HASS-D Lottery?
The HASS-D Lottery manages enrollments for some Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) subjects with enrollment caps. If you are interested in any subjects that happen to be designated as “HASS-D”, you should enter the lottery.
Why enter the HASS-D Lottery?
Not all HASS subjects are in the HASS-D Lottery, but many of the courses designed for first-year students are HASS-D’s. Also, most HASS-D’s are also CI-H’s, and all HASS-D’s also carry a HASS Distribution designation.
If you are placed in a HASS-D that you later decide not to take, you can easily drop the subject in the online registration system. It is possible to add HASS-D’s after the semester starts, but only if there are spaces available, so entering the HASS-D Lottery is the best way to ensure a place in a class.
Does the Freshmen Essay Evaluation (FEE) affect the HASS-D Lottery?
No, your FEE results do not directly affect whether or not you should enter the HASS-D Lottery. If you are required to take a CI-HW, you must take one before any CI-H’s will count towards the Communication Requirement, but if you decide to wait until the spring, you can still take HASS classes (including HASS-D’s) in the fall. If you do not know your FEE results yet, but think that you might be interested in taking a HASS-D, you should just enter the lottery. You can always drop a HASS-D if you end up wanting or needing to take another class.
Your deadline for entering the Lottery is August 19, at 5:00PM EST.
Enter the HASS-D Lottery
If you are a freshman with an MIT Kerberos identity and an MIT Personal Certificate, you can enter the HASS-D Lottery here:
If you have any questions regarding the HASS-D Lottery, or about HASS-Ds, please check the incredibly thorough FAQs. Chances are near 100% that your question is answered there. If not, please contact the HASS Academic Administrator at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be glad to lend a hand.
For questions about the HASS Requirement in general, please contact email@example.com.
For technical issues, please contact the Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions regarding CI-H or CI-HW subjects, please contact the Office of the Communication Requirement at: email@example.com.