Harvard Extension School Student Forum

Come discuss with other HES students in a new forum who are at Harvard Extension School. Talk about life in and around Cambridge, Boston, classes, school, Harvard University, course reviews, and more. Interested in the best ways to travel to Harvard for your residency requirement? Check out the 'On and Around Campus' category for tips and advice. Want to join a book club with other Harvard Extension School students that read through the Harvard Classics? It's a Harvard education in and of itself. ExtensionStudentForum Forum categories include 'Job Postings & Job Seekers', 'Extension Confidential', 'Professional Graduate Certificates', 'HBX', 'ALB' and 'ALM' discussions. Extension Student Forum is brought to you by The Degree Tracker.

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This forum is exclusively for Harvard University students. The sponsor for this forum is an exciting new web app, The Degree Tracker. Track and plan your Harvard Extension School ALM and ALB degrees or professional graduate certificate. Course ratings, instructor reviews, accomplishment badges, planning, tracking, and other tools to help guide students through their HES journey. TheDegreeTracker is proud to bring you this tool to use to track your degree at Harvard Extension School. If you are a student who has more courses than you can keep track of, and you would like to plan out your degree pathway carefully, then track and plan courses with the Degree Tracker to take control of your education. Including course reviews and course ratings, TheDegreeTracker has the potential to not only guide you through your degree, but to let you help other students who might be wondering about the HES courses that you've taken. The Degree Tracker is glad to provide the Harvard Extension School Student Forum (ESF) to help foster a nurturing environment. This forum for was born in 2015 to create better Harvard Extension School friendships, networking, and information to contribute to a better overall HES experience. Extension students formerly congregated at forums such as philfac and extensionstudent. This website has no affiliation with either the philfac or extensionstudent websites. It has been created and run by 100% completely different leadership. For the extension student who wants a bigger taste of what life with other Harvard Extension students is like, combining the Degree Tracker and the extension student forum can foster that sense of community that others have on campus. Another advantage of participating in an online community over the Harvard campus is that extension students can develop permanent relationships with other extension students that being on a physical campus might not necessarily allow, since online students are great at staying in touch online.

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New demo video for TheDegreeTracker

GratGrat Posts: 293
edited December 2015 in TheDegreeTracker™
It's 26 minutes long and narrated by yours truly. Perhaps I'll be able to make a more polished version in the near future, but it gives you a decent idea of what you can do with TheDegreeTracker:


  • What a great overview @Grat -- you have definitely paid great attention to detail! I have a question: on the Planning page, I noticed that you can plan ahead courses for future years -- is there a way to further demarcate which semester you're planning to take a class (including J-Terms & Summers)? I know that in my planning I need to fulfill my residency requirements with J-Terms (I live outside Cambridge) and not as many classes are offered during the J-Terms; thus, I have to plan carefully which classes to take exactly when. Just curious if the tool can plan at that level of detail. Thanks again for all your hard work!
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Great question - whenever you create a new course, you'll have the option of filling out the "semester" field. The options there are January, spring, June, summer, and fall. If you pick one of those options, on both the "Tracking" and Planning" pages your courses will show up in that same order within each year. Thus, the order of your courses should show up fully chronological on both the "Tracking" and Planning" pages.
  • Excellent!
  • MierCatMierCat Posts: 1
    Video unavailable.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    @MierCat Thanks for letting me know. I made that video 5 years ago and now am having a hard time locating it! I'm not sure what happened but I blame Google and YouTube ;). I guess I'll have to make a new one when I get a chance.

    TheDegreeTracker is still up and running with a free trial offer included.
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