Secondary School Program Admissions

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Eligibility for 2019

The Secondary School Program admissions committee is looking for mature, academically motivated students who meet both the following criteria:

  • Will graduate from high school and enter college in 2019, 2020, or 2021
  • Are at least 15 years old by December 1, 2018, and will not turn 20 years old before July 31, 2019

To apply

The Secondary School Program application will open in mid-December.

Complete an online application and provide supplemental materials, including:

  • The $75 nonrefundable application fee

  • Counselor report 

  • Transcripts

  • Signed rules and regulations form 

  • If English is not your native language, submit a TOEFL iBT, IELTS, or Pearson PTE Academic score along with your application.

Watch your inbox—you’ll receive an email notice prompting you to log in to check your application status. You can expect to be notified within two weeks once your application is complete.

international students

If you are not a US citizen or permanent resident, an F-1 student visa is required to study on campus. To be issued the F-1 student visa, you must first obtain an I-20 certificate of eligibility from Harvard Summer School. Be sure to read International Student Guidelines

2019 Application Deadlines

Financial aid application deadline: TBD
Late financial aid application deadline: TBD
International residential students: TBD
Domestic residential students: TBD
Commuting and online students:


Selection process

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis, and the selection process is very competitive.

There is no minimum GPA requirement. We evaluate all information submitted—including transcripts, counselor reports, and your GPA—when considering your application. You are welcome to submit PSAT, SAT, or ACT test scores, but they are not required.

Application tips

  • Apply early, as space in the program is limited.

  • If English is not your native language, take one of the required proficiency tests early to ensure you get your scores in time to apply early in the application cycle.

  • Track our receipt of your supplementary materials by logging into online services. You want to be sure that we have all of your application materials on hand.

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