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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 advising appointment, log in to MyDCE and open the navigational menu by selecting the three black lines next to the Harvard Extension School shield at the top of the screen. Choose “Predegree Advising & Admissions” from the menu and then scroll to the Appointment Scheduler. Watch this video to see these instructions in action.

If you don’t see an option to choose “Predegree Advising & Admissions” as part of your MyDCE menu, email us with a request to add it.

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. 

Who We Are

The Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) Degree Program

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) Degree Program

Info for International Students Who Wish to Pursue a Degree

Degree Candidate Benefits and Graduation