The Arrogance of Some Harvard Applicants

Regular readers of our college admissions blog know all too well that if there’s any one thing that can torpedo an applicant’s chances of admission, it’s arrogance. Maybe it’s a subtle brag in a line within the Personal Statement. Maybe it’s a boast of how much money a student raised … 

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Applicant to Harvard

We came across an article up on “Swim Swam” about a rising high school senior, Sonia Wang, who gave a verbal commitment to swim for Harvard recently. Sure, athletic recruits can give verbal commitments to universities and the article expressly makes clear that Sonia has not gained admission to Harvard yet. In … 

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