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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Just finished my first TA experience at Harvard Summer School

Proud to say that I just completed my first teaching assistant experience at Harvard Summer School! CSCI S-78, "Wearable Technologies and the Internet of Things". Such a life changing experience to turn from student to assistant teacher. I am looking forward to another round, this time in CSCI E-19 in the fall. Wish me luck!

Andre ~


  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Congrats! Myself and at least one other on this forum have also served as TFs at HES and it really was a great honor. I was pleased at the quality of individuals I had the pleasure of meeting during that experience.
  • @ajohnson5611 , @Grat : how do you become TFs? I'm in a PhD program in the UK and will be lecturing some masters students there, but if I come back to the Boston area I would love to TF (and/or teach) at HES. Is it easy to get involved?

    Good luck this fall, Andre!


  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Generally you should get to know an instructor at HES, usually by taking their class and doing well in it. Sometimes instructors ask for TF applications during the semester. You might be able to just ask an instructor whose course you're interested in, but then you'd have to demonstrate you know that material really well. Courses have to have at least a certain number of students enrolled to qualify the instructor to have a TF, or multiple TFs.
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