Applying to HBX CORe

HBX is now accepting applications for future sessions of CORe. Space is limited in each cohort, so we encourage you to apply early.

Upcoming Cohorts

May 2016 

Length: 10 Weeks
Program Dates: 5/17 - 7/28
Exam Dates: 8/2 - 8/15
Credential Cost: $1,800
For Credit Cost: $3,600

Application closed

June 2016 

Length: 10 Weeks
Program Dates: 6/7 - 8/18
Exam Dates: 8/23 - 9/5
Credential Cost: $1,800
For Credit Cost: N/A

Apply by May 16

July 2016 

Length: 8 Weeks
Program Dates: 7/6 - 9/1
Exam Dates: 9/7 - 9/20
Credential Cost: $1,800
For Credit Cost: N/A

Apply by June 14


Applying to HBX CORe

Please note, the course content will remain the same regardless of the length of each cohort. 

Applications are reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Admission decisions will be announced approximately every other week.


Noncredit cohorts

The fee for HBX CORe is $1,800. Institutional need-based scholarships are available to current students who can demonstrate financial need. The online HBX CORe application features an "Institutional Need-Based Scholarship" section that will assist in determining your eligibility. Financing options are also available.


Credit cohorts

The fee for the undergraduate credit option (January and May cohorts) is $3,600. By passing CORe, you'll earn eight undergraduate credits from Harvard Extension School or Harvard Summer School. If you are an American undergraduate degree candidate receiving federal financial aid and you secure approval to transfer the CORe credits to your home institution, you may use your financial aid for CORe.

When you start your application, you can select whether you are seeking admission for the for-credit or noncredit option of CORe. 

If you have any further questions, please contact us at

I believe that CORe helped prove to prospective employers, as well as myself, that I understand the fundamentals of business.

John Bihn
Saginaw, MI
Williams College