We’re moving!

In the next couple of weeks we’ll be moving our blog, The Spark, off of WordPress and onto the Harvard Extension School website. The move is part of a project we’ve been working on called the Harvard Extension Hub.

The Harvard Extension Hub will be a place where we house our news, events, notices, blogs, spotlights, and any other Extension-related stories for your reading pleasure. You can easily subscribe to the content via RSS feeds, connect with us on Facebook or Twitter, and sign up for e-mail. Just go to extension.harvard.edu/hub in early June to see the new section.

Along with the addition of the Harvard Extension Hub, we’ll be posting the courses for the 2012-13 academic year on the Extension site. You can get an early start deciding which courses you want to take. Fall registration opens for all students on July 30.

We’ll be moving the official Extension student-written blogs over to the Harvard Extension Hub later in the summer, but you can still enjoy the posts here on WordPress until then.

Make sure you don’t miss any of our new content. Update your Extension blog bookmark to our new address: extension.harvard.edu/hub/blog/extension-blog.

May 30, 2012. Announcements, Student voices and stories. Leave a comment.

Attend the June information session

What would you like to learn in 2012-13?

Join us at the Harvard Extension School Information Session on Wednesday, June 13, to explore your options and see what’s new for the coming year. Whether you are interested in taking a course or pursuing a professional certificate or degree, you will have an opportunity to speak with faculty, staff, and current students about the benefits of being a Harvard Extension School student.

Past attendees have found that this event is both inspiring and informative. Said one prospective student, “Attending the information session at Harvard was incredible. I was uncertain about attending Harvard Extension before I came on campus, but my visit with faculty, students, and staff convinced me that this is the right program for me.”

Event details:

6–7 pm: general presentation about Harvard Extension School in Sanders Theatre (within Memorial Hall). Be sure to arrive early as seating is limited. One lucky attendee at the general presentation will even walk away with a free* course for the fall 2012 or spring 2013 term.

7-8 pm: informational fair in Annenberg Hall (within Memorial Hall). You’ll have the chance to speak one-on-one with program directors, staff, and faculty and get your questions answered.

For students specifically interested in the Master of Liberal Arts Degree Program in 19 fields, a special presentation will be held in Sanders Theatre at 7:15 pm in lieu of the informational fair in Annenberg.

Sign up now to attend!

Can’t make it to campus on June 13? Dates for additional undergraduate and graduate degree-specific sessions will be posted to our website as they become available.

*The free course winner winner must be present to receive the certificate. Current degree candidates are not eligible.

May 9, 2012. Announcements, Degree programs, Events. 2 comments.

The Killing Fields film screening and journalism ethics talk tonight

Members of the public and the Harvard community are invited to attend a free film screening of the Killing Fields, tonight, March 28, at 7:30 pm in room 105 of Emerson Hall. The film portrays the story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg and the late Cambodian photojournalist, Dith Pran, who covered the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in his homeland during the 1970s.


March 28, 2012. Announcements, Events. 1 comment.

Financial aid deadline: November 1

Guest post by Katie Kelsall, a financial aid advisor for Graduate & Health Careers Programs

In this economy, many students need financial aid to be able to complete their academic programs. As an admitted degree or health careers candidate, you may be eligible for federal and institutional financial aid. To apply for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit the Enrollment Plan for Financial Aid form.

If you are currently completing the prerequisite courses for admission to a degree program, you may want to consider applying for financial aid, too. Generally, I recommend that students submit their financial aid applications during the semester in which they are completing their final prerequisite course(s).

We cannot review your financial aid application until you are admitted, but you should still submit your application by the priority deadline. Our priority deadlines for each term are listed on our website.

The priority deadline for submission of a complete financial aid application for the spring is just around the corner! If you wish to apply for spring financial aid, submit your applications by November 1. By doing so, you will receive your financial aid eligibility letter before spring registration opens.

So get your application in ASAP!

October 21, 2011. Tags: , , , , . Announcements. Leave a comment.

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