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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What to do after being deferred from Harvard?

I just got my letter, and I’ve been deferred from Harvard. Feeling pretty bummed about it, but what are my next steps? Should I send additional materials or reach out to the admissions office?

7 months ago

Being deferred can be disappointing, but it means you're still in contention. To increase your chances in the regular decision pool, consider sending a letter of continued interest to the admissions office. Update them on any new achievements, awards, and grades since your initial application. Also, ensure you have strong letters of recommendation if you haven’t already done so.

However, it's important not to overwhelm the admissions committee with excessive communication. Focus on meaningful updates that reinforce your commitment to Harvard and showcase any recent accomplishments. Lastly, stay positive and make sure you have applications prepared for other schools that interest you. Having several options will help ease the stress during this waiting period.

7 months ago

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