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.
to enter grades and review add and cross-registration petitions.
*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 Cross-Registration 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.
If you need information about the HKS Loan Repayment Assistance Program, please visit the Student Financial Services Home Page
or email the Program Administrator
. Applications for LRAP will no longer be submitted through SPARKS. Applicants for the July to December coverage period will be contacted by May 1st with instructions on how to complete the application.
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.