So maybe your Hogwarts Acceptance Letter never arrived and now you’re stuck at home lamenting the loss? Turn that frown upside down, now there’s a way to attend Hogwarts online and make the best of all the shelter at home free time.
Hogwarts is here is run by Harry Potter fans. Since the course is virtual, wands and other equipment are optional.
Every Muggle and would-be witch or wizard has dreamed of entering the great hall at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and being sorted by the sorting hat. While that may not be practical, now that the world is being told to stay home. However, there is a virtual Hogwarts alternative: Hogwarts is Here hosts an online community focusing on magical studies. Everything needed (except time) resides on their website.
Of course, magical studies are not required to enjoy Hogwarts is here. According to the FAQ section of the website, in regards to taking classes:
You are free to create an adult character and participate in the forums, read books in the library (or write your own), participate in Groups & Roleplays, and most other features on the site. However, if you want to advance to Second Year, earn house points, or become a Professor’s Assistant (PA), you will have to complete the coursework
Attending Hogwarts Online
Hogwarts is Here lists seven levels (years) of classes. This online school of witchcraft also offers extracurricular and special-focus courses.
First Year Hogwarts Classes include
- Astronomy (ASTR-101)
- Charms (CHRM-101)
- Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA-101)
- Herbology (HERB- 101)
- History of Magic (HOM- 101)
- Potions (PTNS- 101)
- Transfiguration (TNFG- 101)
Materials (textbooks) for course studies reside in the Hogwarts Library. Of course, this virtual treasure chest of enchanting tomes is not limited to textbooks. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, movie scripts, and much are available for check out.
Just like J.K. Rowling’s Potter adventures, there is much more to Hogwarts than classroom study. Various groups and role-play experiences, Over 400, add to the adventure! Students may enjoy engaging experiences like Quidditch, Common Room time (all four Hogwarts house options), Dumbledore’s Army, Kitchen Club, Great Hall, Hogsmeade Roleplay, and even crossover groups like Supernatural (WB TV series) and Dr. Who!
Forums, News stories (including house point competition updates and even an exclusive Hogwarts Entertainment Magazine (written by Hogwarts is Here users) round out the online experience.
Attend Hogwarts Online – the fine print
The following disclaimer appears on all pages of the online Wizardry and Witchcraft school:
Hogwarts is Here (HiH) is the Harry Potter fandom’s most incredible Online Hogwarts experience there is – created by fans, for fans. Create a character and immerse yourself at Hogwarts and the Harry Potter universe with thousands of others by enrolling in realistic online Hogwarts courses, earning house points, meeting new friends in the common room and so much more.
This website is not endorsed or supported directly or indirectly with Warner Bros. Entertainment, JK Rowling, Pottermore, or any of the official Harry Potter trademark/right holders. Hogwarts is Here was created by Keith D. Cardin & Kimmi Cranes, and is operated by a die-hard team of volunteer Harry Potter fans that dedicate hours on a daily basis to keep an amazing Hogwarts experience going for thousands of fans.
-Hogwarts is Here
Explore Magical Realms beyond attending Hogwarts Online
Hogwarts is Here offers a delightful and truly magical adventure for fans of the Wizarding World. Fans can learn, play and explore at their own pace. However, the online fun doesn’t end there! Potterheads can grab digital copies of more Potter books. All four of J.K. Rowling’s A History of Magic series can be downloaded.
Every school needs a field trip, right? Virtually attend a spellbinding museum tour of The History of Magic (courtesy of the British Library).
Have you already started classes at Hogwarts is here? Please tell us about your favorite Hogwarts School experiences.