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Everything You Need to Know Before You Apply

Five Harvard Summer School students sitting and talking on the steps of Widener Library

Prospective students joined us for a free virtual info session to learn about Harvard Summer School’s college programs for high school students. Program directors and staff discussed how Harvard’s programs can help you meet your academic goals and what it takes to put together a successful application. Plus, our directors answered questions live during a Q&A session.

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We Discussed

  • The Harvard Summer School Experience
  • Overview of the 2-Week, Non-Credit Harvard Pre-College Program and 4- or 7-Week, College-Credit Harvard Secondary School Program
  • Program Costs and Financial Aid
  • Our Admissions Process

Our Programs

7-Week, College-Credit Secondary School Program: Imagine studying at Harvard for seven weeks, immersed in the college experience by living on-campus or even at home, taking online courses, or commuting to campus. You’ll have the opportunity to earn college credit, explore one or two advanced topics from our 200+ courses, gain valuable life skills, and form lasting bonds.

4-Week College-Credit Secondary School Program: This residential 4-week program brings U.S. students to Harvard’s campus for 4 weeks. You’ll have the opportunity to earn college credit, focus on one accelerated course, gain valuable life skills, and form connections with other academically motivated students.

2-Week, Non-Credit Pre-College Program: This residential two-week program combines rigorous college-level academics with a broad range of co-curricular activities you can sign up for, making it an intensive yet transformative experience. Thrive alongside peers from around the world in a dynamic and supportive academic environment taught by Harvard and visiting faculty.


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