Tuition & Enrollment
At Harvard Extension School, we keep our tuition rates competitive, aligning our costs with those at similar institutions. Below we have outlined our 2016–17 course tuition rates, as well as the approximate cost of earning a credential at this year’s tuition rate.
Cost of Taking a Course
Many of our courses are available at more than one credit level, and tuition is based on the credit status you choose.
|Course credit level||Cost per course|
|Noncredit||Tuition varies ($850–$2,550)|
Cost of Earning a Degree or Certificate
This table provides an approximate cost of earning a credential. If you are admitted to a degree program, a range of financial aid options are available.
|Credential||Total number of courses||Average total cost|
|Undergraduate degree||16–32 (dependent on transfer credit)||$22,400–$44,800|
Simple Paths to Enrollment
We provide flexible study options that help you find that balance between school and other life commitments.
Taking a Course
There is no admission process for enrolling in a course. Most of our courses are offered in the fall or spring semester, or our intensive January session. Once you've selected a course, simply register during the registration period. Browse courses
Beginning a Certificate
If you plan to earn a professional graduate certificate, you simply register for the courses that apply to your certificate of interest—no application required. Explore our professional certificates
Applying to a Degree Program
Earn Your Way In
Most of our degree programs have a unique admission process. Before you apply, you start your coursework, taking three admission courses to demonstrate your ability to succeed at Harvard. Earn at least a B in each, and you qualify for admission. Explore our undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees.
The Joint Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Program and Premedical Program have a selective admission process. While you may take a few courses prior to admission, it is not a requirement. You apply to the program during the stated application periods and your application is fully vetted by the admissions committee.
See Degree Program Admission to review the admission criteria, required application materials, and the dates of our application periods.