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How to get into harvard
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I will be a freshman in high school and most people tell me it is too early to prepare for college. But that is not stopping me from going to my dream college. I want tips on how to get into Harvard.

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9 months ago

It's definitely not too early.

Do well academically. Get a top GPA, take the hardest classes available, and get a top SAT/ACT score (99th percentile +). All of the stuff that you would expect. This is just to show that you are academically capable. It doesn't matter that much.

If you are into STEM, look into taking some national tests. They are really hard, but if you do well, you will be a superstar. There are several in all sorts of categories, math: AIME, Physics: USAPhO, Computer Science: USACO...

It is best to start studying as soon as you can for these.

Be sure to spend your summer doing academic things. Try to get internships at a local college or something.

Do activities that are related to your passion. If you like writing, enter writing competitions, try to publish your work. If you like music, look into local competitions, try to join some important orchestra or something. Don't just do random stuff.

A lot of universities offer free summer programs that you can apply for. I know MIT has a presitigious math program.

If you do all I'd imagine that you'd have a pretty good shot at getting into Harvard. (still only like 30 percent unless you become famous or something crazy like that).

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9 months ago

make sure you truly want to go to harvard for its education and not just its prestige. there are also other schools offering fantastic educations, so don't feel like that is your only option:) good luck!

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