Imagine studying at Harvard for seven weeks next summer, fully immersed in the college experience and earning college credit. Whether you choose to live on campus, commute, or take courses online, you’ll have the opportunity to explore complex topics, gain valuable life skills, and form lasting bonds.

Courses include: Computer Science, Digital Media, Engineering Sciences, Information Systems Management, Mathematics, Mathematics Review for GMAT & GRE, Statistics.

Learn and connect with students from all over the globe. You’ll also study alongside undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals. Through this experience, you can broaden your perspective, build a lasting network of diverse individuals, and gain a better understanding of other cultures.

On campus you can enjoy all that Harvard has to offer. Conduct experiments in Harvard labs, perform research in the world’s largest university library, or work out in our fully equipped fitness facilities.


Participating in the Secondary School Program will not only enhance your college application, but the experiences you gain will also make you a more informed applicant and confident college student.

You can participate in a variety of activities that expose you to college academics, campus life, and the admission process, including:

- A fair with more than 60 colleges throughout the country

- Organized visits to New England colleges, such as Brown and Yale

- College counseling sessions with assistant deans who have the expertise to help you select the university that’s right for you

- Workshops to prepare you to write a college application essay or take college exams

- The Harvard admissions talk “How a freshman class is selected”

Cost and Session Information

The total cost of the Secondary School Program depends on the number of courses taken and residential status:

Online or commuter experience: $3,340–$6,680
Residential experience: $12,730

The residential rate included 8 credits of course tuition, room and board—including meals—and insurance fees. 


Application fee (nonrefundable ) $75
4-credit course $3,340 
8-credit course $6,680
Housing (room and board) $5,850
Health insurance fee $200

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