Students of Harvard Graduate Schools

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) students should consult the GSAS handbook or the Requirements Office in the FAS Registrar’s Office, 20 Garden Street, about enrolling in Summer School courses.

Reading and research courses

As a GSAS student you may, in accordance with the policies and requirements in your department, enroll in up to 8 credits of Summer School graduate courses of reading and research. These courses are available only to GSAS students.

They must be taken under a faculty member or visiting summer faculty member of the GSAS department who is authorized to supervise the course. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory (SAT/UNSAT) grades are assigned.

To register for a graduate reading and research course:

  • Obtain department approval on a reading and research application form.
  • Submit it with a Summer School registration form, the $50 registration fee, and $2,850 tuition (per 4 credits) to the Summer School Registrar’s office by Monday, May 19.

From Tuesday, May 20, until Thursday, June 26, you may register with an additional $200 late fee.

Harvard Graduate School of Education

If you are a Harvard Graduate School of Education (GSE) student, you may obtain academic credit toward a GSE degree for courses taken at Harvard Summer School with the approval of your advisor and the GSE Committee on Degrees.

No reduction will be made in GSE tuition requirements if permission is granted.

A maximum of 8 credits taken at the Summer School may be applied to a GSE degree.