Summer Courses

Are you a college student, a professional seeking advancement, or an international student interested in studying at Harvard for the summer? 

At Harvard Summer School you'll find more than 300 open-enrollment courses, offered in either a seven-week session or a three-week session.


Registration for 2016 has closed. We hope to see you next summer. We will post courses for summer 2017 in January, and registration will open in mid-March.

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      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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