Democratizing Access to Higher Education by Alexandra Slack

This fall, students from Title 1 high schools in 11 cities took a popular Harvard course for college credit — while still in high school. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of the students who completed the course passed and earned 4 Harvard Extension School college credits, at no cost to them.

Students from across the country, including Flint, Michigan; four Louisiana districts; New York City; and a New Mexico school serving a large Navajo population were part of a national pilot to test a new bridge from high school to college for top students in underserved high schools.

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