Faculty Aide Program
If you have a 3.5 or higher GPA you may become a research assistant to a faculty member through Career and Academic Resource Center’s Faculty Aide Program.
Special Student status
Special Student status enables you to enroll in a maximum of two Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) courses. All other coursework for the degree must be completed through Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. If by the deadline you have a 3.7 or higher GPA and have completed 24 credits at the Extension School you may apply with recommendations from Laura Wilcox, associate director, and two instructors. This option is only for courses not ordinarily offered at Harvard Extension School or Harvard Summer School.
The application is in two steps.
- First, you submit the Special Student petition (see forms) and schedule an appointment with Laura Wilcox by September 1 for spring 2013 and February 1 for the 2013–14 academic year.
- Second, after approval by the associate director, you must submit the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) Special Student Application by October 1 and March 1, respectively. If you don’t meet the deadline or receive approval for the first step, you can’t move on to the second.
Special students courses are taken for a letter grade and count toward your cumulative GPA at Harvard. You pay the full GSAS tuition of $4,697.
Harvard Graduate School of Education tuition voucher
Harvard Extension School and Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) exchange a limited number of tuition vouchers to degree candidates. You can submit a one-time application to receive a voucher for a 4-credit HGSE course free of charge.
At the time of the application deadline, you must have completed 24 credits with a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
The deadlines are July 1 for fall and December 1 for spring. See Forms to download the voucher petition.
Harvard Summer School offers study abroad opportunities for 8 credits. Generally, the application deadlines are in February and March. Before applying, consult the program office in December to determine which study abroad courses can be applied to your degree. Applicable programs are not offered every summer. The program will not accept courses that are not preapproved.