Those who eagerly awaited their acceptance letter to Hogwarts and were heartbroken when it never came now have a second shot at being a Hogwarts student–virtually, that is. A group of Harry Potter fans put together an online Wizarding World filled with an entire magical course directory, and it’s completely free.
Run solely by a diehard team of Potterheads, Hogwarts is Here allows you to enroll in realistic online courses. It features course loads for everyone from first years to seventh years. Classes include some of the most prominent—like Defense Against the Dark Arts and Potions—along with others about the history of the magic O.W.L.S exams and magical transportation. The open course directory allows fans to explore the material at their own pace. If you want, you can even complete real assignments graded by the team’s Hogwarts professors and earn house points in the process.
When you sign up, you choose your character (or use your own name) and pick your house. From there, you can join or make a dorm based on your house where you can socialize with your own private group of classmates. If you don’t want to be a student, you can be a House ghost, auror, magical creature expert, or literally any other occupation you want while indulging in texts from the Hogwarts library.
Whatever you choose to be, there’s no shortage of magical material to sort through. Have your wands at the ready and minds prepared to take it all in.