Harvard Pre-College Program

The Summer 2020 term has ended. Programming, course offerings, and policy updates for 2021 are currently in the planning stage. Information will be released later this year culminating with an updated Summer course catalog at the end January 2021. Sign up for updates today so you won’t miss out next summer.

  • Session I:

    June 27–July 9, 2021

  • Session II:

    July 11–July 23, 2021

  • Session III:

    July 25–August 6, 2021

The Harvard Pre-College Program is an immersive, collaborative, and transformative residential experience. Alongside peers from around the world, you’ll thrive in a dynamic and supportive academic environment.

Harvard Summer School Pre-College Program students can choose from three sessions in 2021: 

  • Session I: June 27-July 9
  • Session II: July 11-July 23
  • Session III: July 25-August 6

We’ll release details on tuition, deadlines, and course offerings throughout the coming months. Sign up below to receive email updates.

“This experience helped better prepare me for university life, and to understand what the workload is like at an Ivy League school.” - Bekele Estephanos, 2018 student

Test your intellect without the pressure of letter grades. You will be challenged by Harvard faculty and affiliates as you study one subject over two intensive weeks. In small classes of no more than 30 students, you can explore a subject in depth under the guidance of an Ivy League scholar.  

Live a balanced (college) life. When class is not in session, you can participate in creative and social activities. Join in co-curricular activities that stimulate your mind, like performing in a talent show or attending college readiness workshops. Enjoy some time to simply have fun and get to know your peers.

Discover your passions. Whether you're undecided about potential areas of study or want to take a deeper dive into an established interest, the Pre-College Program can help you find what really drives you. Past students have found their future career paths and made lifelong connections with mentors and peers.

We’ll release details on tuition, deadlines, and course offerings throughout the coming months.

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