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Enrollment in Premedical Program

Once admitted, you need to register during the upcoming summer or fall term. If not, your admission will be rescinded and you’ll need to re-apply to the program the following year.

Once you begin your studies, you must maintain continuous enrollment (fall and spring) throughout the program. If not, you’ll be voluntarily withdrawn from the program and will need to re-apply.

You are required to complete the program within two years. At the end of two years, your program participation will automatically end, along with program privileges such as Harvard University ID card access. If the sponsorship or dossier letter is written and/or all required pre-medical course work is finished, prior to the two years, we will consider the program complete, and your program participation will end.

Petitions to take a semester off from the program or to have extended time to complete the program are considered on a case-by-case basis. Speak to the program advisor or director should you need special enrollment consideration. If granted, you’ll be given a firm deadline to complete, which cannot exceed three years. 

You cannot be enrolled as a candidate in the Premedical Program and another Harvard Extension School degree program simultaneously. For an explanation of our repeat policy, see Academic Standing.