Adults and Professionals

Join us at Harvard Summer School

  • Learn for enrichment

    Choose from many courses to satisfy your intellectual curiosity.

  • Enhance your résumé

    Gain specialized knowledge for your career.

  • Prepare for an advanced degree

    Take Harvard courses to strengthen your application to graduate school.

More than 300 courses in 60 subjects

At Harvard Summer School, you can take open-enrollment courses taught by Harvard faculty and visiting scholars. Undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit options are available.

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Tuition for a 4-credit course is $2,850, and there is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee. See the tuition and fees.

When and how to register

Course registration is open March 3 through May 19. See important dates in the calendar.

You can enroll in most courses with no application. Some courses have prerequisites. And all except Institute for English Language programs require English proficiency. See the registration steps and registration guidelines


Housing is available in Harvard Houses and dorms. Room and board costs $5,100. Learn about on-campus housing and how to request housing.

There are also options for living off-campus that you can explore.

You can also read about campus resources and activities.

Management seminars

Don’t have time for a seven-week course? Gain new business skills in noncredit two-day programs offered by the Division of Continuing Education.