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When to apply for college?

jimy1666jimy1666 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
edited May 2012 in College Admissions
Hey all,

This is my first post, so please forgive me if you do find something abnormal in my post.

Anyways, I am planning to apply to Harvard. I will graduate from high school in 2014, therefore, I suppose I can join the class of 2014 or 2015.

But I see people posting online that they have already been accepted for these classes. How is that possible? Should I apply 3 years earlier? If so, then what should I include in my application? I still did not take many exams that I am planning to put into my application.

Best Regards
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Replies to: When to apply for college?

  • luna27luna27 Posts: 283Registered User Junior Member
    that means that they will graduate in 2014 or 2015 like I'm a senior and I am in the GW class of 2016
  • entomomentomom Posts: 23,662Registered User Senior Member
    Yes, it's a little confusing, but when people say Class of XXXX here on CC, they usually mean the College graduating Class of XXXX.
  • bluelovexDbluelovexD Posts: 322Registered User Member
    That's their college class, like when they'll graduate college, not high school!

    You apply for college in your senior high school year typically, and I guess that'll make you college class of 2018 :D
  • DougBetsyDougBetsy Posts: 5,830Registered User Senior Member
    If you will graduate from high school in 2014 then, typically, you will be college class of 2018.

    Most students apply to college during their senior year of high school (or the summer between jr & sr years). Each college sets its own application deadline, but most deadlines fall between Dec 15 and Feb 1. Some earlier, some later. According to the website, it appears that Harvard's deadline is January 1.
  • T26E4T26E4 Posts: 19,260Registered User Senior Member
    "I guess that'll make you college class of 2018 "

    No guesses. If you graduate HS in 2014, you'll be applying to be in the Harvard college class of 2018.
  • jimy1666jimy1666 Posts: 54Registered User Junior Member
    I was really confused, but things are much clearer now :). A great thank you to Lanua27, entomom, BlueLoveXD, DougBetsy, and T26E4.
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