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Harvard College Student Overview

Harvard Summer School offers courses that count for Harvard College degree credit within the 7-week session — from June 24 to August 9, 2024, and the 4-week session — from July 14 to August 9, 2024. Students should choose the “Harvard College” option in the Summer School course catalog to find courses that count for Harvard College credit. See the Harvard College Students Course & Policy Guidelines for important degree credit information, especially regarding the requirement for live participation of Harvard College students in courses that include both synchronous and asynchronous participation options.

Summer School Courses are not restricted to Harvard College students but may include graduate students, Harvard Extension School students, visiting students from other universities, qualified secondary school students, or other adult learners.

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Registration and Dates

Before registering for your courses, please review and refer to the Harvard College Student Course & Policy Guidelines for important course credit information for Harvard College students, policy notes and departmental notes.

View the course registration section of this website to find complete information about Summer School course registration – as well as the 2024 course catalog.

See also: Limited-Enrollment Courses and Waitlists, and Enrollment Policies

Key Dates

  • Course Registration: begins on March 4, 2024 at 9 a.m. ET
  • Full Payment Deadline: May 13, 2024
  • Deadline for Course Registration: June 20, 2024

Review the Summer Academic Calendar for important dates and deadlines.

Advising and Academics

The Advising Programs Office can offer advising to Harvard College undergraduates. Please contact the Advising Programs Office directly for more information.

If a department has provided special instructions about concentration requirements, they are listed on the Harvard College Student Course and Policy Guidelines section of our website. The Summer School strongly recommends that students consult their Director of Undergraduate Studies with any questions about concentration credit and, as needed, consult with the Gen Ed office confirm if courses count for the Gen Ed, Divisional Distribution or Quantitative Reasoning with Data requirements.

Academic Accommodations

Harvard College students will need to register with the Summer School Accessibility Services office (ASO) to receive academic accommodations.

Course Registration Directions

Before registering for Summer School courses, you will need to create an account with the Summer School. You will register for Summer School courses directly with the Summer School rather than through my.harvard.

You may create a Summer School account at any time. If you are interested in limited enrollment courses, we encourage you to create an account and register early as classes may fill, however, many courses are open enrollment (see availability notes within the Summer School Course Catalog).

If your native language is not English, you will be asked to meet the Summer School English proficiency requirement before you can register. To waive this requirement, you must contact after creating your account and inform them that you are a Harvard College student seeking exemption to the Summer School’s proficiency requirement. Please allow 2-3 business days for the exemption to be posted to your account after emailing.

Once you register for a course you will receive information from the Summer School Registrar’s Office and Student Financial Services regarding important enrollment and financial information. See the Tuition, Fees, and Payments section below for details on Summer School payment dates and deadlines.

Course Changes and Withdrawals

After registering for courses, you may wish to make changes to your course schedule. Review the deadlines, exceptions, and policies before making changes.

Tuition, Fees, and Payment

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid is not available through the Harvard Summer School. Students receiving outside funding such as private educational loans or other benefits should submit documentation to Harvard Summer School Student Financial Services at least 10 days prior to the payment deadline.

View the Tuition, Fees, and Payment section of this website for full information on payment deadlines, policy and procedures.

Student Responsibilities

All students are responsible for knowing and adhering to Harvard Summer School policies and procedures outlined on this website and on the Harvard Summer School Student Handbook website.

See full policy information on the Student Responsibilities section of the website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find syllabi for courses?
Course listings in the Course Catalog will have a link to the syllabus once it has been approved by the Summer School, usually by early spring.

Q: Do grades transfer to Harvard College?
Yes, grades will automatically transfer to Harvard College at the end of the summer.

Q: Do academic accommodations transfer from Harvard College?
Harvard College is separate from the Harvard Summer School; therefore, you will need to register with our Accessibility Services Office (ASO)  to receive academic accommodations.

Do You Have Questions?

Contact us at:
Harvard Summer School
51 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-3722 USA
(617) 495-4024