Harvard Extension School Students

Apply summer courses to Extension degrees

Earn degree credit in the summer and get that much closer to your graduation. If you live outside Boston, you can take courses on campus to apply toward your residency requirement.

Courses are offered in a seven-week session or two different intensive, three-week sessions, for students who want to learn on campus in a condensed timeframe. International students can request an I-20 certificate of eligibility for the F-1 student visa for either the seven- or three-week sessions.

Harvard Extension degree course search

The Harvard Extension degree course search now includes an option to search for Harvard Summer School courses that count toward degrees. Find your Extension School degree course search on the Extension School website.

Important information

  • Summer School courses may be included in the three courses required for admission to degree programs.
  • All Master of Liberal Arts courses must be taken for graduate credit.
  • Theses and internships: If you are a Master of Liberal Arts candidate continuing to work on an approved thesis or internship that you began in a previous semester, you must register for your continued work by Wednesday, June 24, to be considered a full-time Summer School student. Download the thesis continuation form or the internship continuation form.
  • Approval for a Summer School course overload: If you are an Extension degree candidate or a student interested in Summer School Math for Teaching program courses, you may request approval to enroll in more than the maximum credit enrollment for a Summer School session. Degree candidates: contact your program advisor. Math for Teaching program students: contact the program director, Andy Engelward.

Financial aid

Admitted degree and Premedical Program candidates may apply for financial aid for the summer term. Aid may include the Federal Pell Grant (undergraduate degree candidates only), Federal Direct Stafford Loans, and the Harvard Summer School Scholarship (scholarships cover up to half of the cost of tuition).

March 2 is the priority deadline for submission of a complete application. If you complete your application by this deadline, you will be considered for the Harvard Summer School Scholarship.

For more information, see Financial Aid on the Extension School website, or call Student Financial Services at (617) 495-4293 or send an e-mail to SFS@dcemail.harvard.edu.