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.

Explore our paths of study below. All figures are based on 2018–19 tuition rates.

Registering for a Course

Open for Registration: January and Spring Courses 

At a Glance
Open enrollment
No application required
900+ courses offered
Online and on campus
2018–19 tuition
• $1,700 for undergraduate courses
• $2,750 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. See how to register

Beginning a Certificate

At a Glance
Open enrollment
No application required
3–5 courses
All online or on campus
$13,750
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 for graduate credit 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
$27,200–$54,400
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
$27,500-$33,000
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 the required two or three courses needed for admission.
  4. Register for your first course either for undergraduate credit, if you are interested in a bachelor's degree, or graduate credit, if you are interested in a master's degree.

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

Pursue Premedical Studies

To prepare for medical or dental school, you may fill in gaps from your prior undergraduate education by simply registering for a few medical science courses. Or, you may apply to the Premedical Program to complete all the pre-med coursework, secure advising, and apply for sponsorship.

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

Registration is Open

 

Explore the course catalog and register by:

  • December 19 for January courses
  • January 27 for spring courses