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.


  • 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 working on an approved thesis or internship, you must register for your continued work by Thursday, June 26, to be considered a full-time Summer School student. Download the thesis continuation form or the internship continuation form.

Financial aid

Admitted degree and health careers 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 3 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.

ID cards

If you are a degree candidate with a Harvard ID card that is valid beyond the summer term, you will continue to use that ID card for all summer access and privileges.

If you are a candidate who does not yet have a Harvard ID card, you will not be issued a Summer School ID card. You should follow the instructions on the degree candidate privileges page for obtaining your Extension School ID card.