Registration & Admissions

At Harvard Extension School, we offer multiple paths to enrollment. Whether you want to fill a knowledge gap in a single course or gain a set of new skills through a certificate or degree, you’ll find an accessible path to meet your goals.

Registering for a Course

At a Glance
Open enrollment
No application required
800+ courses offered
Online and on campus
Tuition cost
• $1,550 for undergraduate courses
• $2,700 for graduate courses

Our courses are open—no application required to enroll. All it takes is three simple steps.

  1. Choose your course.
  2. Create or update your online account.
  3. Register in one of our enrollment periods. We offer fall, January, spring, and summer classes.

Registration Open for Fall Courses

Fall registration is open through August 27. Learn how to register

Beginning a Certificate

At a Glance
Open enrollment
No application required
3–5 courses
All online or on campus
<$14,000
Total estimated cost

Applications are not required for our graduate certificates. After you have decided which graduate certificate you want to pursue, simply:

  1. Select your first course with the certificate course search.
  2. Create or update your online account.
  3. Register during one of our enrollment periods.

Learn more about pursuing a certificate and explore our graduate certificates.

Getting Started on a Degree

Our degree programs have an admissions process.

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees: Earn Your Way In

Bachelor’s Degree at a Glance
Earn your way in
Excel in 3 degree courses to qualify for admission
16–32 courses
Online and on campus
Up to 64 transfer credits accepted
$24,800–$49,500
Total estimated cost
Master’s Degrees at a Glance
Earn your way in
Excel in 2–3 degree courses to qualify for admission
10–12 courses
Online and on campus
<$35,000
Total estimated cost

For most of our degrees, your admissions journey starts in the classroom. Complete two or three degree courses with a B or higher to qualify for admission.

To begin your admissions path:

  1. Review the admission and degree requirements for the program that interests you.
  2. Connect with our enrollment team (complete our inquiry form).
  3. Use the degree course search for your program to find courses that apply toward your field.
  4. Register for your first course.

To see requirements, first find the undergraduate program and graduate degree program that interests you.  

Application-Based Joint Degree Program

At a Glance
Application eligibility
Experience: 8 years of professional work + 2 years of undergraduate studies
24 courses
Online and on campus
$51,000
Total estimated cost

You apply in fall for admission to this accelerated program in the spring. To begin: 

  1. Review the admissions criteria.
  2. Prepare application materials.
  3. Submit the application and supplementary materials between October 1 and November 1.

Read about the joint degree program

Pursue Premedical Studies

To prepare for medical or dental school, you may fill gaps in your prerequisite coursework. Or you may apply to the Premedical Program to complete coursework, secure advising, and apply for sponsorship.

  1. Explore courses in medical sciences.
  2. Learn about the Premedical Program.
  3. Register for a course or apply to the program.