Enrollment options at Harvard Summer School
Program for high school students
The Secondary School Program offers high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors a college experience. The application period opens in early December. After admission, registration for courses begins March 3.
Courses for college and adult students
Most Summer School courses are open without application to college students from Harvard and other institutions, and to adult learners. Registration opens March 3.
Study abroad programs
More than 20 study abroad programs offer credit-based study options around the world. Each program has distinct application requirements and deadlines (most deadlines are in late January).
English language programs and courses
The Institute for English Language Programs (IEL) offers intensive full-time programs and individual courses for students with basic English literacy.
During Opening Weekend, June 21 and 22, you move into housing if living on campus, check in, get your ID card, and learn about activities and resources. Full information about Opening Weekend will be available in the spring.