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SPARKS is the Student Portal for Advising and Registration at the Kennedy School.
 
Who uses SPARKS?
 
HKS Students: for registration*, bidding, viewing transcripts and updating their profiles. 
 
Newly Admitted Students:  to ensure a smooth transition into life as a new HKS student.  Requires that users have both (a) accepted our offer of admission and (b) received HKS login credentials.
 
HKS Alumni**: to view unofficial transcripts.

Faculty: to enter grades and review add and cross-registration petitions.
 
LRAP Applicants: to submit requests to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. 
 
 *Cross-registrants and Jointly Listed Students:
Cross-registrants and students in classes jointly listed with HKS do not use SPARKS. Please go to the HKS Registrar's Home Page for information about cross-registration and attending jointly listed courses at HKS.  Students access grades from their home schools.  HKS does not provide transcripts to cross-registered or jointly listed students.
 
**Alumni:
SPARKS is only available to HKS alumni who graduated in 2010 or later.  
 
 
If you have any questions about SPARKS, please contact the Office of Enrollment Services at (617) 495-1155.
 
 
 
Please note that SPARKS maintenance is scheduled from 3:00 am to 4:00 am daily and the system will not be available to users during this period.