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Registration and Admissions

At Harvard Extension School, we offer multiple paths to enrollment. Whether you want to fill a knowledge gap in a single course or gain a set of new skills through a certificate or degree, you’ll find an accessible path to meet your goals.

Explore our paths of study below. All figures are based on 2021–22 tuition rate for 4-credit courses.

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Registering for a Course

At a Glance
Nearly 1,000 courses
All online in 2021–22
Open enrollment
No application
required
2021–22 tuition for 4-credit courses
$1,920 for undergraduate
$2,980 for graduate
$1,500 for noncredit

Next Steps

Courses are offered during 15-week fall and spring terms, as well as a 3-week intensive January term. You can also take summer courses through Harvard Summer School.

Beginning a Certificate

Undergraduate Certificates at a Glance
Open enrollment
No application
required
3 courses
All online in 2021–22
$5,760
Total estimated cost
Graduate Certificates at a Glance
Open enrollment
No application
required
3–5 courses
All online for 2021–22
$8,940–$14,900
Total estimated cost

Next Steps

Getting Started on a Degree

Master’s Degrees at a Glance
Admissions
Earn your way in: Excel in 1–3 degree courses to qualify for admission
10–12 courses
All online for 2021–22
$29,800–$35,760
Total estimated cost
Bachelor’s Degree at a Glance
Admissions
Earn your way in: Excel in 3 degree courses to qualify for admission
16–32 courses
All online for 2021–22
Up to 64 transfer credits accepted
$30,720–$61,440
Total estimated cost

Next Steps

Pursue Premedical Studies

To prepare for medical or dental school, you may fill in gaps from your prior undergraduate education by simply registering for a few medical science courses. Or, you may apply to the Premedical Program to complete all the pre-med coursework, secure advising, and apply for sponsorship.

Next Steps