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.
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.
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.