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Course Registration

Registration for summer courses through Harvard Summer School is now open.

Registration for fall courses will open in July.

How To Register for Courses

In the new DCE Course Search and Registration platform, you can seamlessly search for courses, add courses to carts, and submit your registration in a simple and mobile-first platform. Watch this short demo video to learn more.

  1. Create or update your account:
    1. New students: First, create a MyDCE student account. You’ll be prompted to create a DCEKey login credential before logging in to create your student account.
    2. Returning students: Log into DCE Course Search and Registration
  2. Search and add courses to your primary cart. You may create additional carts for planning purposes but only your primary cart can be used for registration.
  3. Click “Submit Schedule” then “Submit Registration” to complete your course registration. Courses in which you’ve successfully registered will be noted with black checkmark in your primary cart.
  4. Register by the registration deadline each term. Late registration is not permitted.
  5. Watch for emails from the Extension School with additional information and updates.

Need help?

Have a question? Not sure who to contact? Our experienced and talented Enrollment Services team can help. They know the answers to most questions, or they can refer you to the perfect person. Call us at 617-495-4024 or email

Watch our webinar about summer registration on demand to get your questions answered.

How to Make Course Changes

See Course Changes and Withdrawals for details on how to change your credit status and drop or withdraw from courses after registering.


You must pay your balance in full by the payment deadline. To make payments, log into MyDCE and select “Financial Services” to enter the Student Finance Portal. If you do not pay your balance in full by the payment deadline, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists. If you are dropped for non-payment, you still remain eligible to register for courses until registration ends. However, there is no guarantee space will still be available in the courses or on the waitlists from which you were dropped.

If you register for courses after the payment deadline, you must pay in full immediately. Otherwise, you risk being dropped from all courses and waitlists.

Learn more about payment and financial aid.

How to Confirm Your Registration

After you register, log into MyDCE and review your course schedule. For security reasons, you may be asked to present a copy of your course schedule with a government-issued photo ID for admission to certain classrooms in the Science Center, Longwood Medical area, and other buildings and areas on the Harvard campus.

Need help?

Watch our webinar about summer registration on demand to get your questions answered.