Summer Courses

planning ahead for next summer?

Check back in January, when we'll post the general course listings for 2018. If you join our email list, we'll contact you when the information is live.

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Summer classes for college students, international students, and professionals

At Harvard Summer School you’ll find more than 300 open-enrollment courses, in over 60 subjects. Browse our courses by subject in the list below or customize your search with our course catalog.

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session dates

  • Seven-week session: June 17–August 5
  • Three-week session I: June 17–July 7
  • Three-week session II: July 9–28

Harvard University students

Extension School students: If you're looking for summer courses that apply toward a degree or certificate, the Extension School course catalog includes options to search for Summer School courses. Visit our Harvard Extension Students page

Harvard College students: For information about how summer courses count toward degrees, see Harvard College Student Guidelines

High school students

You can experience summer at Harvard through either our seven-week Secondary School Program or our two-week Pre-College Program.

Changes to information

Harvard Summer School may make changes at any time to the information printed in materials or on the website. Harvard summer courses may be added, canceled, or moved to a different day or time. You are responsible for textbooks, course packs, travel, or other incurred expenses. If a course is canceled, your tuition will be refunded in full.

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