Non-Degree Academic Year Programs

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 each semester. Once the student completes the application, an email with the next steps will be sent. If a student misses the application deadline, they are ineligible to take courses during that part of the term.

Please review the deadlines to ensure all application materials are submitted on time.

**Visiting scientists and visiting graduate students are NOT eligible to take courses during the academic year.**

Academic Year Non-Degree Programs

Information on all non-degree academic year programs. Please check here for eligibility requirements and supporting documents needed to confirm eligibility.

Non-Degree application for Harvard-affiliated email

Non-Degree Application for students with a Harvard-affiliated email such as Harvard Affiliates, Harvard Employees, Harvard Alumni, and Special Fellows.

Non-Degree Application for non-Harvard affiliated email

Non-Degree application for students without a Harvard Affiliated email such as Boston Area Public Health Professionals or Harvard Chan Alumni.

All Non-Degree students must abide by the following: