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For Students

Enrolling as a student at Harvard Extension School is an important and exciting time in your life.

Maybe you are finding a new passion by taking an interesting class. Or perhaps you are embarking on a life-changing degree program. Whatever your unique path, being an Extension student comes with many amazing benefits.

Discover how the benefits and resources available to you can help maximize your academic success. We also encourage you to learn more about your rights and responsibilities as an Extension student.

Student Resources

Whether you are just starting our or looking ahead, your educational journey has many steps. Our services and support resources are designed to assist you at every step of your academic career.

Your safety and well-being is our top priority, in and out of the classroom. Learn more about the steps we have taken to ensure accessibility to students with disabilities, injuries, and chronic conditions. Review our policies on sexual harassment and assault.

Take advantage of the many resources we offer to ensure your success in the classroom. Brush up on your math skills at the Math Question Center. Get help with a paper at the Writing Center. Explore Harvard’s many libraries and study spaces on and off campus. Our academic support services will help you hone your classroom skills.

Getting ready to start your career or seeking to start a job search? The Career and Academic Resource Center offers assistance with resumes, interview skills, and one-on-one career advising. 

Are You a Degree Candidate?

If you are enrolled in a degree program at Harvard Extension School, you have access to additional academic opportunities and resources.

Gain related professional experience with an internship or research opportunity. Supplement your program with credits toward your degree from other Harvard schools, such as the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) or Harvard Divinity School (HDS). Conclude your degree with a thesis or capstone project

As a Faculty Aide, you could hone your research skills while working closely with a faculty member. And you could earn a stipend as well. 

A study abroad program or a two-week course in Washington, DC at The Washington Center can offer a one-in-a-lifetime chance to expand your horizons.

You can even participate in Harvard Commencement

These and other enhanced academic resources are designed to ensure that your program of study is as comprehensive as possible. And our advanced professional opportunities can help further your career as well as your education.

Rights and Responsibilities

Our mission is to make the benefits of a rigorous academic experience accessible to all students. Academic integrity and respect play a vital role in maintaining our high standards of excellence. 

Your rights and responsibilities as a student start as soon as you register for a class, whether it be a single noncredit course or the beginning of a degree program. 

As you embark on your educational journey, you have the responsibility to understand our student conduct policies. Learn more about academic integrity and the consequences of plagiarism. Review our guidelines on when and how to utilize the Harvard name.

Thorough knowledge of the academic policies guiding your education will ensure that you get the most out of your academic experience at Harvard Extension School.