Harvard University Extension School
Undergraduate Degree Programs Office
51 Brattle Street • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-3722 • (617) 495-9413 • Fax: (617) 998-8494 • www.extension.harvard.edu/undergrad/
Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) Requirements Worksheet
While you are taking the first three preadmission courses to be admitted to the Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree program, you can use
this worksheet in conjunction with the degree course search to choose your courses (click on “Courses” at our homepage, then “Degree
Course Search”). The requirements outlined on this sheet must be completed at Harvard, regardless of transfer credit; therefore, they are
good first choices. To learn about the admission and degree requirements in depth, please visit the Undergraduate Program website (click
on “Degrees” at our homepage, then “Undergraduate Degrees”).
It is important that you apply to the program in the semester that you anticipate completing the preadmission courses to ensure
that you’re meeting the degree requirements and to receive all the benefits of degree candidacy, such as priority registration, a Harvard
University ID card, eligibility for financial aid, and career services. Moreover, if you delay application, you run the risk of losing degree credit,
because the Harvard University Extension School reserves the right to make ongoing changes to admission and degree requirements.
Once admitted to the ALB program, you will receive official confirmation of your completed and remaining degree requirements
from the Undergraduate Degree Programs Office each semester.
Please note: a minimum of 16 credits of on-campus-only coursework and 52 credits of Harvard-affiliated-instructor (HI) courses are required.
Expository Writing (one 4-credit course)
One must be the Harvard Extension School course EXPO E-25 or Harvard Summer School courses EXPO S-20a, 20d, or 20e. If you are concerned about your writing, we encourage
you to complete EXPO E-15, the prerequisite course to EXPO E-25 or S-20, first. EXPO E-15