Summer Courses for Adult and College Students

2019 course listings will be online in January

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  • 7-week session:

    June 22–August 10, 2019

  • 3-week session I:

    June 22–July 12, 2019

  • 3-week session II:

    July 14–August 2, 2019

Spark your intellectual curiosity and expand your skills in an intensive summer course. Whether you are an undergraduate student or a working professional, you can take advantage of Harvard’s exceptional faculty and campus resources.

With more than 300 open-enrollment courses in over 60 subjects, Harvard Summer School can help you discover your passion and achieve your academic and professional goals.

Browse Courses from Last Year

The courses for 2019 will be posted in mid-January. Until then, we invite you to browse last summer's catalog.

Browse 2018 courses

What you can expect at Harvard Summer School


Learn from Harvard faculty and industry experts.


Choose from flexible study options, including online and on-campus classes.


Build your network among a global community of learners.


Access Harvard’s renowned libraries, museums, and computer labs.

Interested in joining us this summer?

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Advice from a two-time summer student

"The professors offered valuable tips and encouragement throughout my courses. I was not used to having professors who knew every student’s name and backgrounds, but the professors I had at Harvard truly made an effort to get to know all of us."

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Harvard Extension School Students

If you're looking for summer courses that apply toward a degree or certificate, the Extension School course catalog includes options to search for Summer School courses. Visit our Harvard Extension Students page

Harvard College Students

Most summer courses count toward your degree if taken for credit after matriculating at Harvard College. There are some exceptions, so be sure to read our Harvard College student guidelines

International Students

Learn more about requirements for obtaining a student visa to attend Harvard Summer School on our international student guidelines page