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You Can Now Attend Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry.. Online

16/04/2014 15:26 BST | Updated 16/04/2014 15:59 BST
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FILE - This is a Thursday, March 1, 2012 file photo of a model of Hogwarts Castle from the Harry Potter film series is unveiled at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, Watford,England. A monumental model of the school for young witches and wizards is part of "The Making of Harry Potter," a studio tour based at the Warner Bros. facility near London where the eight movies were shot between 2000 and 2010. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short. File)

Have you always dreamt of receiving a letter telling you you are in fact a witch or wizard and have been admitted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

Your dream has now become a reality. Indeed, thanks to a group of very committed fans, Hogwarts now has an online platform where eager students can attend classes, fraternise with other students and sleep in dorms. The website really offers everything from rigorous academics to a thriving social life and network.

Prospective students must enrol online and receive almost immediately their letter of acceptance signed by Headmistress McGonagall. Following this you must choose your own house - what happened to the sorting hat - and dorm. You then go to Diagon Alley to buy your first year books and are politely reminded first years cannot own broomsticks. Again, such a shame.

However, it is not until you have enrolled for classes and "attended" your first class that you realise the dedication required to succeed and pass exams. Indeed all seven courses require each student submit homework, essays and assignments and all professors correct them individually. For example the first essay for the Potions class requires that students submit 500 words on ethics.

Although you cannot doubt the founders' dedication nor the fans' motivation, it will be interesting to see how many fans complete their Hogwarts education and how many give up after a a couple assignments.

You Can Now Attend Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft And Wizardry