In developing the advice in this section, we have relied on empirical evidence, specifically, the secondary school preparation of our own students who have succeeded at Harvard. Because the content of courses may vary from high school to high school, we have tried to identify important knowledge, skills, or habits of thought, rather than naming ... Harvard’s Pre-College Program & Secondary School Program (SSP) If you’re wondering what college is like, Harvard offers college programs just for high school students who are curious. Harvard’s high school programs allow you to take real courses along with college students and actually earn college credit. Anthropology brings a global comparative and very broad perspective to the study of human beings, exploring an enormous range of similarities and differences in time and space. Uhh no, MIT and Caltech base their admissions more on academics than any other school in this nation does --- including Harvard. And they couldn't give a rat's ass about Harvard SSP or any other similarly non-selective summer school program where you shell out thousands of dollars for.