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Premedical Program Benefits

As a student admitted to the Premedical Program, you have access to the following benefits.

Individualized Advising

We’ll advise you on course selection, evaluation of your application essay, and the application process (e.g., MCAT/DAT timing and acquiring letters of recommendation).

Registration, Tuition, & Financial Aid

You may register for classes during the priority registration period — before the general registration period opens for all students.

As a premedical program candidate, you may be eligible for federal financial aid. And you may be able to enroll in an interest-free payment plan for fall, spring, and summer tuition.

In addition, you will pay Harvard Extension School tuition rates for Harvard Summer School courses — a significant cost savings.

New Student Orientation

We host an orientation at the start of the program, offering presentations by clinicians from Harvard Medical School (HMS), core Harvard Extension faculty, and a medical school admissions officer, as well as interactive sessions with fellow students.

Sponsorship

Premedical and predental students may pursue sponsorship, which includes a composite letter of recommendation and a personal assessment of your application materials.

Clinical and Research Opportunities

You may attend frequent clinician interactions to learn from experts in the field of healthcare.

In addition, you have the option to participate in research with a faculty member through our Faculty Aide Program.

Career Services

You have access to Harvard’s Office of Career Services for general career advice and job/internship searches.

Harvard University ID Card

You are eligible for a Harvard University photo ID card that grants you access to benefits like the Harvard libraries and Harvard museums. University-wide policy requires you to pick-up your ID card in person. Please visit the Announcements page on Campus Services’s website for pick-up locations and hours.

Microsoft Office

Your program benefits include access to Microsoft Office, OneDrive, and SharePoint. You can access these tools at office.com. Select “Sign in”, then “Sign-in options”, “Sign in to an organization”, and finally input “harvard.edu” as the organization domain. From there, you will be prompted for your HarvardKey credentials.

If your HarvardKey login address is a non-Harvard email address, you must use <NetID>@harvard.edu as your login address with your HarvardKey password.  Don’t know your assigned NetID? Visit Find your NetID.

If you continue to have difficulties accessing O365, contact academictechnology@dce.harvard.edu.

Harvard Extension Alumni Association

Alumni can attend the many events sponsored by the Harvard Extension Alumni Association (HEAA). For information about upcoming events, see the HEAA website.

Harvard Alumni Association

Alumni of the Harvard Extension School also have access to the benefits of the Harvard Alumni Association (HAA). The HAA is the official alumni association of Harvard University, and it sponsors events, continuing education opportunities, and activities around the world. To find out more, visit the HAA website.

HMX Online Courses

After completing the program, you can get one year of discounted access to Harvard Medical School’s HMX online courses to help ensure a successful first year in medical school.