Thanks to some amazing and very resourceful Harry Potter fans, you can now study at Hogwarts through a new website called Hogwarts Is Here. The website is a mix of an RPG and a MOOC (massive open online course). So, it’s a RPMOOC, which I’m pretty sure is a first.
There’s no Sorting Hat here. You get to pick your own house and then it’s off to school with you.
Here’s a snippet from the site, specifically the Academics page:
Students are now able to enroll at Hogwarts, beginning as a first year taking necessary courses like Charms and Potions, and progressing through years until you complete all seven years of academics. All textbooks required for your courses have also been digitized and are now available for online reading, such as A Standard Book of Spells and A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration.
Each course is divided up into nine weeks (lessons), where you will study the material provided and complete the work pertaining to that week’s lesson. You will have actual homework assignments, essays, quizzes and tests all graded by Hogwarts professors who have been fully trained on this new muggle technology.
You can write for The Daily Owl, sign up for the Quidditch Club and even get a vault at Gringotts which you can fill with money from doing assignments.
In other words, it’s amazing and I’m hoping it gets a lot of new students.