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.

Most of our on-campus and online courses meet during a seven-week session. We also offer a selection of three-week courses, in two different intensive sessions, for students who want to learn on campus in a condensed timeframe.

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Tuition for a 4-credit course is $2,920, and there is a $50 nonrefundable registration fee. See tuition and fees.

When and how to register

You can register online for courses from March 2 through May 18.  Most courses are open without application. But some courses have prerequisites, required placement tests, or limited enrollment.

Learn more about registration guidelines, and see the calendar for important session dates.


On-campus housing is available in Harvard Houses and dorms. Room and board is $5,280 for the seven-week session and $2,640 for a three-week session. Learn more about on-campus housing and how to request housing

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

Management seminars

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