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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  • @dannychapes Do you plan to continue your studies at the Extension school?

  • dannychapesdannychapes Posts: 16
    edited June 2016
    I do. I will, hopefully, have completed my AA degree next summer. I have looked into other schools closer to where I live (New Hampshire) but the cost of attendance, coupled with what I believe is a superior access to educators and variety of classes found at HES means I will likely work towards an ALB - even if it is a degree in "Extension Studies"...however slowly.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    I just wanted to let you AA students know that I care about getting you your badges. Unfortunately, I don't have much time these days, but I hope to get it done soon :)
  • @dannychapes I agree with you! I was thinking of transferring to a full time BA after my AA, but the opportunities at Harvard are just amazing. I am taking a class in the summer with a professor who is the president of a national association that includes other national professors. The bosses are all here, and it's extraordinary to know and get to develop personal relationships with them.

    best of luck, after summer I only have 3 more classes to go to get my AA!
  • Vton2016Vton2016 Posts: 4
    Hi Grat. I'm an alumnus now, YAY!!
    Can you please change my badge? Thanks.

  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    @Vton2016 Done. Congratulations!
  • Vton2016Vton2016 Posts: 4
    Thanks Grat!
  • nieagnieag Posts: 1
    Hi all,
    Would appreciate receiving the ALM candidate badge. Thank you!
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
  • nancymicnancymic Posts: 185
    @grat when do you graduate? How's the new job?

  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    New job is good! Still not sure if I get ALM or double certificates.
  • nancymicnancymic Posts: 185
    Good to hear about the job! Yeah why are these decisions so hard?
  • Just received official word of my ALM admittance. I would like to request a badge please!
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Done. Congratulations! Way to go!!
  • Grat said:

    Done. Congratulations! Way to go!!

    Thank you!
  • DonDon Posts: 2
    Recently admitted ALB Candidate. Glad to be here!
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Congratulations, Don! I gave you the ALB Candidate badge :)
  • DonDon Posts: 2
    Grat said:

    Congratulations, Don! I gave you the ALB Candidate badge :)

    Thanks. Much appreciated, Grat!
  • I'm so happy to have stumbled on this site - I have missed the former extension student forum.

    I got my ALB in 2010 and just finished my ALM this November.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    @SSmith gave you the badges. Glad to have you aboard!
  • Thanks so much! It's so nice to have an online community for HES again.
  • Hi Grat. I'm an ALM alumnus now.
    Can you please update my badge?
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Done! Congratulations!
  • Great. Thank you.
  • I graduated last May. Can you update my badge?
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    @nikerunner Done!
  • I love the collaboration! Thanks.
  • MCM223MCM223 Posts: 9
    Hi! I'm new here but halfway through my ALM. Any chance I could get a badge/flair? Thanks!
  • 2Old4This2Old4This Posts: 2
    ALM Candidate Badge, please!
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    Badges given
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