Asian American Applicants to Harvard

Each and every year, we hear from Asian American students and their parents who hope to earn admission to Harvard. And each and every year, we work with students and help them earn admission to Harvard. But we don’t encourage all students to apply to Harvard. In many cases, students’ … 

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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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Deferred Harvard Early Action Applicants

It’s December 11th. Yesterday, Harvard notifed its Early Action applicants of their fates. Some students earned admission. Some students were denied admissions. And still other students were deferred admission. For this latter group, their fate at Harvard will be decided during the Regular Decision round. And for the vast majority of these … 

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Harvard and the Numbers

We happened to be reading “The Burlington County Times” this morning. Because who doesn’t start their day reading about what’s going on in Burlington County? As it turns out, there will be some forest trail closures. The girls soccer team finished the season undefeated. And the county is gearing up for … 

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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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Harvard College, Shame on You!

The administrators at Harvard College should take a course in business planning at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business because obviously they haven’t learned anything from what’s being taught at HBS. The deadline for applications for transfer students for fall 2008 was February 15th but a few days before the 15th, … 

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