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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HBX's CORe Program = 8 undergraduate credit hours

Dean Lambert sent out an HES wide email this week announcing the partnership between HBX and HES. Key topic being that the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program is now available to be taken as undergraduate credit, eight credits to be exact. So, not only do you receive a certificate from HBS, but also 8 credits. Not bad for a 12 week program. However, this is known to be a rather challenging program. I have heard many great things and look forward to hearing from CORe certificate holders.


  • KleosKleos Posts: 57
    I'm going to be in the Spring 2016 cohort for the HBX CORe program. It should be an interesting experience. I remember reading positive things about CORe on Extension Student and Philfac. I'll make sure to provide details as the program begins.
  • KleosKleos Posts: 57
    Here is more information on the HES site: http://www.extension.harvard.edu/hbx-core
  • TomTom Posts: 2
    I attended the most recent HBX Core cohort and had my finals yesterday. Just in case anybody is interested in the experience, feel free to drop me a message or leave a comment. Then I am happy to share some insights.
  • GratGrat Posts: 293
    I'd be interested in hearing more about your experiences. What did you learn? What kind of homework, tests, and projects did you have to do? How difficult was it? Do you feel there were practical improvements as an outcome for your profession in terms of applying the materials you learned?
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