Harvard Extension School courses are open to the public—no application required.

Register for January and spring courses

Registration is open for spring courses and late registration is open for January courses. You can register online with a credit card:

  • Through December 18 for January session courses
  • Through January 6 with a $50 late fee for January session courses.

Read about late registration.

If you cannot register online, you may submit a registration form.

Tip: If you register for at least one spring course by January 25, you can add most spring courses through February 2 without a late fee

Read about late registration.

5 reasons to register early

  1. For the best choice of limited-enrollment courses, which fill quickly.
  2. To get your Harvard ID number and PIN and activate your Harvard e-mail account within a week of registering.
  3. For full access to your course website.
  4. To receive e-mails from instructors and notices from the school about course cancellations, registration information, and schedule changes.
  5. To avoid the late registration fee. If you register late you must pay a nonrefundable $50 late fee, in addition to the nonrefundable $50 registration fee.

See our registration guidelines to learn about prerequisites, waitlists, the English proficiency requirement, credit status options, and more.

Tuition and fees

Registration requires full payment of tuition (listed in course descriptions) and a nonrefundable $50 registration fee each term. Learn more about payment and financial aid.