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The Value of a Graduate Certificate

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Learn about the market for graduate certificates, and discover the differences between a certificate and degree.

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5 Tips for How to Succeed as an Online Student

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Online learning platforms are still relatively new in the timeline of higher education. Starting a degree program or an online graduate certificate can be intimidating, especially if you’re…

Best of Inside Extension 2016

Editors’ Picks: Best of Inside Extension 2016

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Of the over 40 articles we published in 2016, these are the stories that challenged and inspired us this year.

Show Off Your Academic Athleticism in These 10 Courses

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Challenging your intellectual strength and agility in these fall courses.

4 Spring Courses for Self-Discovery

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Along your journey to self-improvement, consider these five spring courses that may inspire you to discover the "new you" in the new year.

Climate Change, Security, & Immigration: 6 Spring Courses to Explore

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Three topics to explore through Extension School courses this spring.

Harvard Is for (Library) Lovers

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Take a photo tour of some of our favorite spaces to curl up with a book.

Cut the Clutter: 17 Phrases to Omit from Your Writing Today

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The ability to write effectively gives anyone a competitive edge in their career. Learn one trick for honing these skills. 

7 Tips to Start Your Extension Semester Off Right

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Whether you're taking a class online or studying on campus, these tips—suggested by our advisors and current students—can help set yourself up for success this semester.

Registration is Open!

Spring course registration is open through January 27. Interested in a 3-week January session course? Register by December 19. You can browse the course catalog.