Experience College at Harvard
Learn more about our two programs for high school students.
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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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
What Harvard Summer Students Have to Say
Hear all about the Harvard Summer experience directly from some of our students.