Calendar for the Secondary School Program

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2017 program dates: June 17 to August 5

Stay on top of important application and registration dates for the Secondary School Program. Visit the Admissions and Program Cost pages for more detailed information about application, financial aid, and registration policies.

Important dates for applicants

All times are eastern time.

Online application available
See admissions page for required application materials.

Late financial aid application available
See program cost page for financial aid eligibility requirements.
February 20–April 3

Late financial aid application deadline

Monday, April 3, 5 pm

Late financial aid award decisions

Monday, April 24, 5 pm

Application deadline:

     Late financial aid applicants Monday, April 3, 5 pm
     International residential students Monday, April 17
     Domestic residential students

Extended until May 15
*need to also request housing by this date

     Commuting and online students Extended through Tuesday, May 30
*late course registration fees apply after May 15

Important 2017 dates for admitted students

All times are eastern time.

Course registration opens
Requires payment of $200 refundable deposit; register early for best choice of courses.
Wednesday, March 1
Housing request period opens for admitted residential students
Housing is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students.
Wednesday, March 1
I-20 certificate requirements deadline​ for international students
You must complete the I-20 certificate requirements to live on campus.
Monday, May 1
Course registration and full payment deadline
Students who have not registered for classes, paid in full, and (if living on campus) submitted a housing request are withdrawn from the program.
Monday, May 15
Housing deadlines:  
     Last day to complete housing request (pending availability) Monday, May 15
     Housing cancellation deadline for full refund Monday, May 15
     Housing cancellation deadline for refund less the $1,204 fee Wednesday, June 21
     Housing cancellation for prorated board refund only after Wednesday, June 21
Accessibility services request deadline Monday, May 15
Immunization requirement deadline  Friday, May 19
ID card photo upload deadline Friday, May 19
Memorial Day
Offices closed
Monday, May 29
Opening Weekend
Residence buildings open; resident students move in; all students check in.
Saturday, June 17–Sunday, June 18
Orientation meetings for residential and commuting students Sunday, June 18
Classes begin
Begin attending classes or participating online.
Monday, June 19
Course changes deadline
Requires Secondary School Program approval after Friday, June 16.
Wednesday, June 21
Health insurance waiver deadline Wednesday, June 21
Course drop and withdrawal deadlines:  
     Last day to drop courses for 100% tuition refund Wednesday, June 21
     Last day to drop courses for 50% tuition refund Wednesday, June 28
     Last day to withdraw from courses for no tuition refund
     Course on record with WD (withdrawal) grade
Friday, July 21
Independence Day
No classes; offices closed
Tuesday, July 4
Final exams
Classes may continue to meet during the exam period.
Monday, July 31–Friday, August 4
Summer School ends
You may leave campus after your last academic commitment (class, assignment, or exam).
Friday, August 4
Residence buildings close at noon Saturday, August 5
Grades available online Tuesday, August 15
Last day to make up EXT grades
Instructor may set earlier due date.
Friday, September 1

All deadlines are the dates by which materials must be submitted online or received at 51 Brattle Street.

Harvard Summer School offices at 51 Brattle Street are open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm eastern time. Enrollment Services and the Registrar’s Office are open 9 am to 6 pm eastern time on Monday, June 19, through Wednesday, June 21.

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