Summer Courses

Study for degree credit, career advancement, or personal enrichment. Most courses are open enrollment and do not require application for college and adult students. 

Courses for high school students

If you are a rising sophomore, junior, or senior, you can experience summer at Harvard through either our seven-week Secondary School Program or our two-week Pre-College Program.

Courses for college and adult students

Explore subjects as diverse as biology, economics, government, management, mathematics, psychology, and more. 

Our 2015 course listings will be online January 20. Sign up to be notifiedThen mark your calendar: registration begins in March. 

View a selection of course trailers from previous summers to get a glimpse of the academic environment. 

In the classroom, online, or hybrid

We offer courses on campus in the morning, afternoon, and evening, as well as online video courses, web-conference courses, and hybrid options. Learn about the course formats.

Seven-week and three-week courses

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. Dates for all sessions will be online by January. See the preliminary dates for Summer School 2015.

Study abroad

Choose from more than 20 study abroad programs in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Harvard faculty design and lead each program, offering five- to 10-week experiential learning opportunities in the sciences, languages, humanities, and social sciences.

Explore our study abroad programs.

Course credit and tuition rates

All courses provide either 4 or 8 credits, and most are available for either undergraduate or graduate credit. A noncredit option is available in some courses.

The 2014 tuition rates ranged from $2,850 for 4 credits to $5,700 for 8 credits.  The 2015 rates will be available by January.