Secondary School Program
Prepare for college at Harvard this summer
Harvard’s Secondary School Program can be life-changing. You’ll experience a summer of challenge, discovery, connection, and growth.
Here at Harvard, you’ll evolve. And this evolution will not only make you a stronger college applicant. It'll make you a more independent, confident individual.
Information for 2015 will be available in December.
What you can expect:
Attending the Secondary School Program and performing well will strengthen your application to any college or university.
College prep workshops, college trips to nearby campuses, a college fair, and Harvard College student talks are all available.
In addition, you get a sense of what college life is like. The students in this video share what they learned while living on their own for the first time.
A full social calendar
By living on campus or participating in social activities like sports, a trivia bowl, and dances, you can make friends from all over the world. See what several past students have to say about the breadth of things to do.
Harvard courses for college credit
Alongside college and adult students, you can explore subjects not available at your high school and earn college credit in Harvard courses.
You study with distinguished faculty, use sophisticated labs, and conduct research in the largest university library system in the world.
In the following video, a former student talks about the experience of taking a college class at Harvard.
Who can apply
If you are a high school student who will graduate in 2015, 2016, or 2017, we welcome your application. Application and admission criteria will be online in early December.
2015 information available in December
Information about 2015 admission, cost, and housing will be online in early December. For now, check out videos with past SSP students talking about course selection, dorms, and life at Harvard Summer School.
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