Registration and Fees

Advance registration is required. Please read all of the sections below before registering.

Cost & Payment

$150 general
$25 for enrolled Harvard College and GSAS degree candidates
$75 for admitted Harvard Extension School degree candidates

Payment is required upon registration. Currently enrolled Harvard students may term bill (except students in the Harvard Extension School). Extension School students and non-Harvard students pay by credit card. 

Financial Aid

Harvard College students receiving financial aid from Harvard will receive a credit for the Reading Course charge on their termbill after the course in proportion to their financial aid package. If you have a financial aid package and would like more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office at

Students in other Harvard schools can contact their program administrator to determine if financial assistance is available.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration prior to the start of the second class meeting. To cancel, contact us by phone at 617-495-2581 or by email at or stop by our office during our regular office hours. If you termbill, you will receive a full refund. If you pay by credit card, you will receive a refund of your registration fee, minus a $5 administrative fee. If you cancel after the deadline, you will not be eligible for a refund.


Please select one of the following options, based on your Harvard enrollment status.

Harvard students (except Harvard Extension School), Harvard faculty, instructional staff, and residential life staff

All others, including Harvard Extension School students

If you need assistance with your registration, please contact the BSC at 617-495-2581 or