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Enrollment options at Harvard Summer School

Program for high school students

The seven-week Secondary School Program offers high school students who will graduate in 2015, 2016, or 2017 the opportunity to take college courses for credit. The application period opens in early December. After admission, registration for courses begins March 2.

The residential Pre-College Program offers two-week noncredit courses for rising juniors and seniors. The application period begins in mid-January.

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. Most of our on-campus and online courses meet during a seven-week session. We also offer a selection of three-week courses, in two different intensive sessions, for students who want to learn on campus in a condensed timeframe. Dates for all sessions will be online by January. 

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).

Opening Weekend

During Opening Weekend, June 20 and 21, students in seven-week courses and the first session of three-week courses move into housing if living on campus, check in, get ID cards, and learn about activities and resources. Full information about Opening Weekend will be available in the spring.