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Registration Details

Harvard Professional Development Programs are noncredit. Register and pay in full early to reserve a spot, as space is limited.

To register, visit the specific program’s webpage.

Program Fees

Please see each program page for specific tuition rates.

The On-Campus Program Fee Covers:

  • Instruction
  • Program materials
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Coffee breaks
  • Networking reception
  • Certificate of Participation

The Online Program Fee Covers:

  • Instruction
  • Digital program materials
  • Digital Certificate of Participation

What if I need to cancel?

On-Campus Program and Online Program Registration Cancellations

Participants may cancel without a cancellation fee until 14 days prior to the start of the program. If you paid via credit card you may cancel directly through the registration portal. For all other cancellation requests, please write to PDP@dce.harvard.edu.

Participants who cancel less than 14 days prior to the start of the program will be assessed a 50% cancellation fee. If you do not cancel and do not attend the program, you forfeit the entire tuition. Participants may not cancel after a program begins.

Alternatively, if you do not wish to be assessed the applicable cancellation fees, you may request an electronic voucher for your full program tuition. This voucher can be applied to any future program offering with availability, and must be used within one year of the initial cancellation request. If you choose to not use this credit, you forfeit the entire tuition.

Web Series (2-hour programs) Registration Cancellations

Participants may cancel without a cancellation fee until 2 days prior to the start of the session. If you paid via credit card you may cancel directly through the registration portal. For all other cancellation requests, please write to PDP@dce.harvard.edu

Participants who cancel less than 2 days prior to the start of the session may request an electronic voucher for full tuition. This voucher can be applied to any future program offering with availability, and must be used within one year of the initial cancellation request. If you choose to not use this credit, you forfeit the entire tuition.

Note that if you do not cancel and do not attend the session, you forfeit the entire tuition. Participants may not cancel after a program begins.

Program Payment Methods

On-Campus Program Payment

Registration is not complete until you are paid in full.

Credit cards or e-checks are the preferred form of payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at the time of registration.

Payment by wire transfer is also accepted, however the processing of such must be initiated at least eight weeks prior to the start of the program. Therefore, we highly recommended that you pay first with a credit card in order to ensure your seat in the program and then, if possible, seek reimbursement from your employer.

Online Program Payment

Registration is not complete until you are paid in full.

Credit cards and e-checks are the preferred form of payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at the time of registration.

Payment by wire transfer is also accepted, however the processing of such must be initiated at least eight weeks prior to the start of the program. Therefore, we highly recommended that you pay first with a credit card in order to ensure your seat in the program and then, if possible, seek reimbursement from your employer.

Web Series (2-hour programs) Payment

Registration is not complete until you are paid in full.

Credit cards and e-checks are the preferred form payment. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted at the time of registration.

Discounts

We currently offer the discounts below. Please note that discounts cannot be combined.

Groups from the same organization: Groups of two individuals from the same organization receive a 7% tuition discount. For groups of three to six individuals, a 10% tuition discount is extended to all participants. If your organization would like to send more than six individuals to programs throughout the year, a 12% tuition discount is extended to all participants.

We do not allow more than six participants from one organization in any single open-enrollment program to encourage diversity of industry and experience in the classroom. To take advantage of this discount, please email pdp@dce.harvard.edu for further instructions.

Please note that group discounts do not apply to Mini Web Series offerings.

Individuals attending more than one program: You pay full price for the first program registration and receive a 10% discount on any additional programs. To take advantage of this discount, please email pdp@dce.harvard.edu for further instructions.

Individuals attending a Mini Web Series offering: You pay full price for the first program registration and receive a $100 discount on any additional programs. Note that this discount is not applicable to another Mini Web Series offering. To take advantage of this discount, please email pdp@dce.harvard.edu for further instructions.

Prerequisites

Proficiency in written and spoken English is required for participation in all Professional Development Programs. While we do not require proof of your English language proficiency, we do expect that you are fluent in English in order to fully understand and participate in program activities. Our programs are designed for individuals who are very comfortable reading, speaking, and listening to English and who can actively participate in team projects, presentations, and discussions conducted in English.

Participants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience. See individual program pages for additional prerequisites.

Refusal of Registration

Harvard Professional Development Programs may refuse registration to anyone who has been required to withdraw from another Harvard school or course.

Harvard PDP deals directly with individual participants. We do not partner with agents to book groups of participants, or offer any commission for referring participants to our programs.

Any agency offering services to clients vis-a-vis Harvard University may only serve to assist applicants in the process of completing registration forms, and may not in any way represent itself as an agency of Harvard University. All registrations and payments must come from the individual participants or their organizations.

Nondiscrimination

Harvard Professional Development does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job or course of study requirements in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

Acknowledgement of Participation

You will receive one Certificate of Participation upon completion of and active participation in a program (on-campus or online). Participants who attend a Web Series (2-hour program) will receive a digital badge verifying their attendance. Grades are not assigned, and the programs do not count toward a degree. Professional Development programs do not appear on official Division of Continuing Education transcripts.

Program Cancellations

Programs may be added or cancelled throughout the year. If a program is cancelled, Harvard Professional Development Programs will refund the program tuition in full but is not responsible for travel, accommodations, or other expenses incurred by the participant.

Inclement Weather Cancellations

Professional Development Programs are rarely canceled because of inclement weather. If they are canceled, a notice is posted on the homepage the day of cancellations. Participants are notified by email.

You may also refer to the following for announcements:

Professional Development Programs: (617) 998-8500

If Cambridge institutes an emergency parking ban during a winter storm, a notice will appear on the City of Cambridge website.

Program Information and Changes

Harvard Professional Development reserves the right to make changes to the information printed in materials or on this website. Note that instructor biographies have been submitted by each instructor.

Financial Assistance

Harvard Professional Development Programs are not covered by Harvard’s Tuition Assistance Plan (TAP).

Online Program Recordings

In order to protect the privacy of our participants and the intellectual property of our presenters, on-campus and online programs will not be recorded by Harvard for participant purposes, nor can sessions be recorded by participants with their personal devices unless directed by the instructor.

Traveling to Campus

Time Zone

Our offices are based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. All programs will take place in Eastern Time Zone. Please plan your attendance and any necessary travel accordingly.

International Participants

According to US State Department guidelines, visitors may use the B-1 visa for brief stays, usually less than six months, to participate in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences, or seminars, or to undertake independent research. See the Harvard International Office’s B visa guidelines.

For the most current visa information, check the US Department of State website periodically. Consult the US embassy or consulate in your country to determine the appropriate visa category and necessary documentation. We recommend that you list “professional development” rather than “school” or “study” as your reason for coming to the United States.

Once you have registered and paid in full, you may request a letter of participation for visa purposes. Requests may take up to ten business days to process. To make your request, email PDP@dce.harvard.edu.

If you are generally resident in the Crimean region of Ukraine, please contact us at PDP@dce.harvard.edu about enrollment.

Disabilities

If you have questions about accommodations for disabilities, please contact the Accessibility Services Office.

Health Insurance

You must be covered individually with comprehensive health insurance for major medical emergencies and hospitalization. Check with your organization’s health insurance carrier before your arrival to ensure that you have adequate coverage. Harvard Professional Development Programs is not responsible for medical fees incurred during your stay.

Immunizations

To ensure the safety and well-being of our entire campus community, Massachusetts law requires that educational visitors are immunized against common contagious illnesses. Please ensure your immunizations are up to date prior to arrival on campus.