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COVID-19 Update: All 2021 Harvard Summer School courses and activities will be offered online.

Experience College at Harvard

Explore our two transformative summer programs for high school students.

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Spend your summer at Harvard

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

Included are testimonials from students who immersed in Harvard Summer School’s online programs in 2020.

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Pre-College Program

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 an online 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

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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 online 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.

Seven weeks, college credit


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