Harvard Extension School courses are open to the public, and most require no application.
Next Course Session: Summer School
The next available session of courses starts in June. Our Harvard Summer School courses run in 3- and 7-week sessions. Registration with a late fee is open:
- Through June 26 for the 7-week session and 3-week session I
- Through July 17 for 3-week session II
Working on a certificate or degree? Find relevant summer courses by using the Extension catalog search for your program.
Simply interested in taking one course? Explore Summer School courses for college students and professionals.
Fall Term Dates
Course listings for the 2019–20 academic year will be posted in early June.
Fall course registration will open July 29.
Requirements, Deadlines, and Payment
When you register, you pay a nonrefundable $50 registration fee and full tuition. You must be at least 15 years old at the time of registration to register for undergraduate credit or noncredit, and at least 18 years old to register for graduate credit. Learn more about payment and financial aid.
We encourage you to meet the English proficiency requirement, take the test of critical reading and writing skills, and review enrollment policies before registration opens. Most deadlines are noted in the calendar.
Your Registration Confirmation
After you register, you will receive a confirmation by email. Carry this with you when you are on the Harvard campus. For security reasons, you may be asked to present your confirmation with a government-issued photo ID for admission to certain classrooms in the Science Center, Longwood Medical area, and other buildings and areas on the Harvard campus. You may also print a copy of your registration schedule from online services.