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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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About something else

I am sorry for asking this type of question here.I am 18 years old now and science student.I have already submitted my application to the universities and soon will submit to other universities.I am t …

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

Hi !

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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8 days 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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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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19 days ago
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Would making a scratch game be considered impressive, with about 300 views?

I am a sophomore, and I made a scratch game at around 7th grade, it still needs to be finished. However I was wondering if it is considered to make a scratch game.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/2874

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24 days ago
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Does my essay idea satisfy the prompt? (Harvard supplemental)

I am currently working on one of the Harvard supplemental essays, which has this prompt:

"Your intellectual life may extend beyond the academic requirements of your particular school. Please use the sp …

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26 days ago
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How can I improve my class grade, especially Ap bio?

Hi, I am a Junior and my grade has taken a toll due to some family and personal problems, normally when I get back from school, I first do my homework, then study for 2hrs. Then I go to bed by 10 pm, …

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26 days ago
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How do alumni interviews work?

Are they conducted with every applicant or only with possible/viable candidates?

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In the Harvard supplement, should we include specific parts of Harvard that we’re interested in?

I know that for a lot of supplemental essays, it’s recommended that we weave in specific bits of the college to show that we’ve done our research/ flatter the college. Is this also recommended for the …

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What’s the name of the on-demand course that tells you what values to include in Harvard essays?

I recall that there is a course run by Harvard alumni that tells you exactly what to include in essays (like a 3-step course). Do you know what it’s called? I can’t seem to remember it. I’ve already d …

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Spike to a person who want to major in history

Hi, I am a internacional student (from Brazil) and I want to improve my extracurricular activities, and I want to major in history (our psychology but now I want more history), I am a freshman and her …

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Spike to a person who want to major in history

Hi, I am a internacional student (from Brazil) and I want to improve my extracurricular activities, and I want to major in history (our psychology but now I want more history), I am a freshman and her …

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SAT

Hey Guys!

I have not received my SAT score back yet and want to hand in my REA application now since my IB exams start tomorrow. Is it an option for most schools to submit an SAT score directly through …

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IB/AP courses

Hi everyone this is Arda,i live in Turkey i am 16 and i am planning to apply Harvard and more universities and i wanted to calculate my chances of getting in.My school is prestigious but unfortunately …

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Just to be honest! Asking out of curiosity what I have done during my application last year! I need everyone's opinion

In previous years I have submitted everything to my counselor's part like a recommendation and edited academic results. I did edit my academic results and I've ranked myself like 2nd in 9th grade and …

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SAT Scores and LORs

Hey folks!

Greetings from India!

So, I decided on applying to colleges quite late I must say!

It was only in 12th summer that I decide to do so. (I still engaged myself in loads of ECs throughout 9th, 10 …

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Send 32 ACT or go test-optional?

Hi! I can't decide.

I'm an international applicant, so the bar for us is higher. 32 is not bad, but not in a right range either. So would it be better to send it or to go test-optional?

GPA: 4.90/5 (98% …

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Extracurriculars for CS Engineering for an International Harvard aspirant?

Hi! I'm a junior in High School and I'll be applying for a Computer Engineering Major in about a year's time. Now, the thing is that all ECs related to CS that are possible in the US and other first-w …

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(For @EliasMiller) How does Harvard view rec letters from Harvard professors/faculty?

I go to a distance learning program for high school, so I don't really have teachers from my high school (I do have a counselor who knows me really well, though). This year, I attended Harvard SSP (th …

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Do teacher recommendations from Harvard professors make a difference when applying to Harvard? (@EliasMiller)

I go to a distance learning program for high school, so I don't really have teachers from my high school (I do have a counselor who knows me really well, though). This year, I attended Harvard SSP (th …

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