The Harvard Chan School has a broad array of courses available to non-degree students. There are various affiliation statuses during the academic year. The eligibility requirements, application process, and registration procedures vary greatly from those in the summer non-degree process. Please be sure to review our Policies including transfer of credits, requirements, and prerequisites carefully on the School’s Course Catalog.
The application and enrollment deadlines are in quick succession. All materials are required to be submitted on time. There are no exceptions to this rule. Non-degree students will need to submit a new application and certain documents for each semester. If a student misses the application deadline, they are ineligible to take courses during that part of term.
All deadlines are available on our Academic Calendar.
ONCE the application closes, you will receive an email from the Student Guest Coordinator confirming the completion of the application.
*Please note, some programs at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health may have different deadlines and start dates. Contact your program for specific information.
Students receive non-degree credit for the coursework completed. Those who apply to and are accepted into a Harvard Chan School degree program within five years of completion of the non-degree course, may transfer a maximum of 20 academic credits toward the degree program.
- Argentina Exchange Program
- Boston Area Public Health Professional
- Harvard Affiliates
- Harvard Chan School Alumni
- Lown Scholars
- Non-Degree TAP (includes Harvard Chan Post-Doc)
- Special Fellows (includes Harvard Chan Post-Doc)
- Tanzania Exchange Program
**Visiting scientists and visiting graduate students are NOT eligible to take courses during the academic year.**