Pre-College Courses Overview

  • Session I:

    June 23–July 5, 2019

  • Session II:

    July 7–July 19, 2019

  • Session III:

    July 21–August 2, 2019

The Classroom Experience

To encourage interactive learning, class sizes are small and typically range from 14 to 18 students. In this collegial setting, you will practice the art of healthy debate, learning to communicate clearly and diplomatically on complex topics.

Although courses do not have letter grades, they are challenging.

You are in class during one of the three windows: 8:30 to 11:30 am, 12 to 3 pm, or 3:15 to 6:15 pm. You can expect two to four hours of homework each day.

At the end of the program, you’ll receive a written evaluation from your instructor, as well as a Harvard transcript with a grade of AR or NM (“requirements met” or “requirements not met”). This is a great way to supplement your college application.

course Offerings

With over 30 courses to choose from in each session, you’re sure to find a topic that piques your interest. You take one course during a session.

If more than one course appeals to you, you may apply to participate in multiple sessions. You must be admitted to the program to enroll in a pre-college course.

Browse Courses from Last Year

The courses for 2019 will be posted in mid-January. Until then, we invite you to browse last summer's catalog.

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