Experience College at Harvard
Explore Our Two Programs
Challenge yourself in college-level academics. Meet new friends from around the world. Strengthen your college application. And, build important life skills that can make your future college experience a success.
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What Harvard Summer Students Have to Say
Hear all about the Harvard Summer experience directly from some of our 2021 students.
Learn more about our two programs for high school students.
An intense and exciting glimpse into the college experience
During this intensive two-week program, you will take the first steps toward your college journey alongside a diverse group of exceptional high school students.
- Challenge yourself in a college course taught by Harvard faculty and affiliates, without the pressure of grades.
- Engage with your peers in structured co-curricular activities, college readiness workshops, and social events.
Two weeks, non-credit
Secondary School Program
Immerse yourself in college life for seven weeks
In this dynamic seven-week program, you can earn college credit while experiencing firsthand what it’s really like to be a college student.
- Choose one or two college-level classes that delve deeply into subjects that really excite you and may not be offered in high school.
- Prepare for the future as you experience what it’s really like to balance responsibility with independence in one of three program formats – online, commuting, or residential.
Seven weeks, college credit