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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

Hear all about the Harvard Summer experience directly from some of our 2021 students.

Summer Student 2021

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

Harvard Summer School participant

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

Ansh Gupta