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Premedical Program

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Prepare for medical or dental school through the on-campus, postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Harvard Extension School.

Whether you are changing fields and need to complete all prerequisite coursework, or you are looking to strengthen your academic record, you'll find a rigorous experience with the opportunity to earn sponsorship in this selective program.

Why Choose the Premedical Program?

  • You have an undergraduate degree but need to complete some or all of premedical coursework before applying to medical or dental school.
  • You are looking to study part-time, in evening courses on the Harvard campus.
  • You need flexible, affordable, yet rigorous coursework that prepares you for medical or dental school and that demonstrates your competency to admissions committees.
  • You are seeking a program that has a strong medical school placement record. See a list of schools our program candidates have been admitted to recently.

Benefits of Our Premed Program

  • We advise you as you prepare your application.
  • You will have a Harvard University ID card, which grants you access to the Harvard library system and other on-campus resources.
  • We provide Sponsorship consideration (includes a composite letter of recommendation and a personal assessment).
  • You have access to federal financial aid.
  • You will earn membership in the Harvard Alumni Association upon completion of the program.
  • You enjoy discounted access to Harvard Medical School’s HMX online courses upon program completion.

Admission

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident who has earned a bachelor’s degree, you are invited to apply. We invite you to review the admission criteria and learn about our Academic Standing policy.