Harvard prospective students

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Introducing Elias - Harvard 2017 Grad

Welcome to the Harvard prospective student community 🎉 This is a place for students hoping to learn more about Harvard and connect with other potential applicants.

@EliasMiller graduated from Harvard in …

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What if I'm applying to schools abroad that have deadlines for enrollment before 03/31?

I'm an international student from Brazil anxiously waiting for 03/31 and Harvard's decision. However, knowing Harvard accepts less than 10 Brazilians every year, I'm also waiting for my Brazilian univ …

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6 days ago
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Harvard Application Deadline

I submitted my Harvard application a few hours late, but still got an application portal etc What effect would this have on my application? Will my application be looked at less favourably because of …

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11 days ago
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My semester Grade cam pretty low 3 Bs and 4As which is due to the fact that my family was homeless due to a fire?

There was a fire in our Apartment, so we were homeless we had to move from house to house and this had a huge effect on my Grades and Now my GPA is 3.5 -3.6. I really worked hard to improve my GPA sop …

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12 days ago
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What is an example of a student at Harvards high school transcript?

Hello, I am interested in knowing what someone who actually got into Harvard´´ s transcript is like from freshman-senior year.

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16 days ago
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Should I ask my teacher for a pass/fail grade if I have a C in the class?

I have posted before about my concern for my transcript. However, would it help my case if I ask my math teacher to change my grade to a pass/fail grade? Or is it a bad idea?

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🎉 First post
19 days ago
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Help on improving my acceptance %, with a plot twist.

I'm currently in 10th grade, studying in an average school at the top of my class. I have been looking at my CollegeVine stats and it is telling me to work on Honors and AP classes. However, I am an e …

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20 days ago
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What will the application process be like for the HS Class of 2023 for an international student?

Hi! I am a junior at a high school in India. I was planning to take SATs this summer but I do not think it will be possible due to the upcoming COVID wave. I read that Harvard is going test-optional t …

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23 days ago
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What should I do to prepare for Harvard?

Hi, I'm a ninth grader and planning on attending Harvard. I've been doing research on Harvard and what students need to have to get accepted into Harvard. I'm looking for advice on how to make these y …

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26 days ago
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Exam scores not seen in the previews of common app

My test or exam scores I chose to submit is not showing on my common app preview. Will the university I am applying to still receive it since I chose to self report it?

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27 days ago
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Could I still get into harvard with a C?

I am a 10th grader and my first semester just finished. However, I ended it with a C in Honors Algebra 2 and 3 B's in AP Euro, Spanish 3, and AP Computer Science. To make matters worse I ended freshma …

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a month ago
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SAT Score

I achieved a 1480 in the recent December SAT (710 RW and 770 Maths). Should I submit my SAT or go test optional as my RW score is quite low especially for an Asian international student? (from New Zea …

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a month ago
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Submit additional materials after deferral

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I was deferred from Harvard. I am very excited about this, cause not being rejected is a big event for me, so I'm extremely grateful.

And I want to submit an update (major), but I don't understand …

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a month ago
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Advice for a High School Freshman?

Hi! I'm a high school freshman planning to attend Harvard. I'm an international student and I hope to get advice on how can I boost my grades and a few of the things I should do as well during my rema …

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a month ago
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Harvard REA results

Since our results are gonna be out soon(tomorrow for me) let's celebrate! Let's discuss our results and reflect on what could have been better and what was good! And the acceptance rate, hopefully, mo …

 
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a month ago
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How can i improve on my ECs?

Hi! Im currently an international high school sophomore and I’m pretty nervous about my ECs as they aren’t spectacular or particularly ‘spikey’.

Im currently in the executive committee of a project th …

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a month ago
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How can I get better grades?

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I am a HS freshman in the IB programme and I've been having some trouble with my classes (I got a C and 2 B's in first quarter). I usually am not like this and I'm really trying to get into Harvard …

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a month ago
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Does harvard accept IB math AI at standard level?

I'm a grade 12 student in IB diploma. My school offers only math AI with the option to choose between higher level and lower level. My math is not strong enough higher level so I have chosen standard …

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2 months ago
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I'm an international student and I'm scared my application will not be as good as I want

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I'm an international student from France and I'm into the application process for a few months now and I'd like to know if people from harvard who review our applications know about our school sy …

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2 months ago
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Harvard EA applicants, has anyone got an interview yet? And does anyone know when they are usually conducted?

I applied EA and I'm worried that not having recieved an interview yet means that I'm either getting deferred or rejected. Does anyone know when the interviews begin?

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2 months ago
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Interview question

Hello, everyone!

I am a Harvard prospective student, and I applied by restrictive early action in this year(2021), but I did not receive the asking for an interview by Harvard, until now. And I am very …

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