Live on Harvard’s beautiful, historic campus located in Cambridge, Massachusetts in one of the residence halls. As a Harvard resident for the summer, you’ll get a student ID which will be your pass to use the libraries, athletic facilities, student centers, enjoy meals with your classmates at Harvard’s Annenberg Hall, and more.
The Harvard Secondary School Program has over 200 courses to choose from in our course catalog. 89% of past attendees said the courses they completed at Harvard helped them identify what they wanted to study in college, so we organized our courses into Career Pathways as a way to help you choose.
- 8 credit hours required (typically two, 4-credit classes)
- Classes are for-credit, graded college courses
- Living on campus requires you to be enrolled in 8 credit hours, so you don’t have the option to drop a class. You can switch to a different course with open space by the course change deadline.
- All Summer School Students have access to services and opportunities to help them be successful. See support and services available to students such as tutoring and Writing Center access.
Choose From More Activities
Residential students can participate in all Secondary School Program activities. You will have a rigorous, full-time courseload; however, your schedule will have room to fill with activities such as College Counseling Q&As or music groups.
Costs & Aid for SSP Residential
- 2022 program cost $13,200*
- $200 health insurance
- Non-refundable $75 application fee
- U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for financial aid.
*SSP Residential includes the price of Room and Board in addition to the cost of 8 credits.
Additional Costs to Consider
- Flight or other transportation to and from Harvard at the beginning and end of your program
- Expenses beyond Room and Board, such as money for souvenirs, snacks, etc. (Room and Board includes 3 meals/day, 7 days/week)
Is SSP Residential Right for You?
- Learn more about the application process.
- View important dates and deadlines.
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions.