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

Secondary School Program Courses and Subjects

Expand Your Perspective

As a summer student at one of the top-ranked universities in the world, you’ll experience a challenging learning environment. Whether you’re analyzing modern medicine or examining sea urchins with a marine biology professor, you’ll find fascinating ways to build your knowledge in the Secondary School Program.

Pursue a Career Pathway

Through our career pathway series, you’ll have the opportunity to study topics that you are passionate about—and to examine them through a variety of disciplines. In fact, 89% of past attendees said the courses they completed at Harvard helped them identify what they wanted to study in college.

Browse Courses by Topic

Computer Science, Math, and Engineering

Learn from Harvard Professors

Our courses are taught by Harvard faculty who teach the same courses to Harvard College students during the academic year or by visiting scholars who hail from respected institutions around the world.  

Enjoy a Flexible Schedule

Whether you choose to enroll in one or two courses, you will have some flexibility to schedule your days. Classes are held in the mornings, afternoons, or evenings. 

The program spans seven weeks, and most courses meet for six weeks, with a final exam, paper, or project during the seventh week.

Earn College Credit

At the completion of the program, you may request a transcript listing your coursework, grades, and number of credits earned.

Choosing the Right Courses for You

We can help you choose courses that will match your interests and goals. Connect with us after admission, and we’ll advise you every step of the way.

Our office is open Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm EST. Contact us or email us to set up an advising appointment.