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Preadmission advising is available to registered students. Schedule an individual appointment, join other students in advisors’ virtual office hours, and watch informational videos to learn more about our programs and admissions process.

Why Apply

Not sure? Our Why Apply page can help you decide.


Advisors are available to help you as you progress through your Harvard Extension School courses for admission and prepare your application. 

You should be registered in a course or have completed at least one course to make an appointment. Otherwise, please email and an enrollment specialist will assist you.

To make an appointment with an advisor from the Office of Predegree Advising & Admissions, log in to MyDCE and click on the Online Services link. Select Predegree Advising & Admissions/Advising Appointment, choose your academic program, and follow the prompts. 

The Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time, excluding holidays.

Virtual Office Hours

No appointment necessary! Online office hours allow you to drop in at any point during the session to ask your questions. See upcoming dates and join. Prior to attending, we recommend viewing our informational videos, which are designed to answer many student questions.

Informational Videos

Prepare for your appointment or virtual office hour visit by watching our series of short, informational videos, beginning with an overview of Harvard Extension School and the types of advising we offer students from their first inquiry to graduation. 

Welcome to Harvard Extension School*


Degree Candidate Benefits and Graduation

Getting Started: Bachelor of Liberal Arts

Getting Started: Master of Liberal Arts**

The Application Process

Information for International Students

*Note that the Academic Gap Year mentioned in the Welcome to Harvard Extension School video will be retired after the close of the 2021-22 academic year.

**Note that the Bioengineering & Nanotechnology program mentioned in the Getting Started: Master of Liberal Arts video will be retired after the close of the 2021-22 academic year.