As a secondary school or homeschooled student, you can enroll in courses to earn credit toward high school graduation, prepare for college, or study a subject unavailable at your school. No application is required.
A wide range of subjects
We have more than 650 courses in over 60 subjects, including expository writing, foreign languages, math, and biological sciences.
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Our more than 150 distance education courses, several of which are Harvard College courses, are open to self-disciplined youth from around the world.
Resources on campus
Use the Writing Center, Math Question Center, and the Career and Academic Resource Center, which offers a number of free study-skills workshops.
Some homeschooled students choose to pursue the Associate in Arts degree as an alternative to high school. You may then apply to traditional undergraduate degree programs as a transfer student or as a freshman with some college experience. You may also earn an undergraduate degree in the Extension School’s Bachelor of Liberal Arts program.
We offer a limited number of Lowell Student Scholarships, which enable middle and high school students in Boston-area schools to take 1 Extension School course in a fall or spring term for undergraduate credit at reduced tuition rates.