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Registration and Admissions

At Harvard Extension School, we offer multiple paths to enrollment. Regardless of whether you plan to take a single course or pursue a certificate or degree, your initial step to your first course begins with our open-enrollment registration process.

Ready to learn more? Check out our guide for prospective students. Or explore the various paths of study below.

Beginning Your Path of Study

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Registering for a Course

At Harvard Extension School, most of our courses are open to the public for registration. Whether you’re taking an individual course to explore an interest or you’re enrolling to get started on a credential path, registration is open several times a year.

Next Steps

Beginning a Certificate

Certificates require no application. Once you’ve decided which certificate you’d like to pursue and when you’ll get started, you simply browse available certificate courses and register.

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Get Started on a Degree

If you’re planning to earn a degree, before submitting an application, you’ll complete the 2 or 3 courses required for admissions to your program of choice.

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Pursue Premedical or Pre-PA Studies

To prepare for medical, dental, or pre-PA 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.

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