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i have a dreamm

valerieananvalerieanan Posts: 15Registered User New Member
edited November 2012 in Harvard University
everyone is harvard crazy
i have dreaming abt harvard ever since i was a child cz i read this book about harvard
now im the valedictorian of my class of 1000 ppl
im retaking the sat so i might have a 2300 (2190 for now)
i have plenty of community service
i have work experience
my own club
participated in an advocate program
i scored highest in my amc 10 in my school if that even matters

what is my chance? cz i really really want to go to harvard.
i really want to relive my childhood fantasy.
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  • lovenerdslovenerds Posts: 161Registered User Junior Member
    Calm down

    Your SAT score (2190) right now will probably break you from Harvard unless your EC's are truly amazing.
    -Harvard rejects valedictorians all the time.
    -Everyone has plenty of community service.
    -Most ppl have work experience.
    -Everyone has his or her own club (multiple officer positions).
    -AMC 10 highest score in school doesn't really matter.

    From what you provide, nothing really stands out. Harvard sounds like a far reach for you right now.
  • PorkersPorkers Posts: 11Registered User New Member
    Nobody can really tell you your chances, because the way Harvard chooses its students is unknown and even random. The best you can do is apply and hope for the best. I've applied for Early Action, and it's all I can do, too. Good luck!
  • notjoenotjoe Posts: 594Registered User Member
    valerieanan,

    The median 50% SAT scores at Harvard are M 700 - 800, CR 690 - 790, W 690 - 790. A 2190 suggests you're in the mix. If you retake the SAT and do a little better, that may help some. My impression of Harvard, though, is that to some degree, SAT scores decline in importance as they get higher.

    Your grades and other information provided here suggest that your application to Harvard would be competitive with others. It is realistic for you to apply.

    But remember, Harvard admitted about 6% of applicants last year. Having a "realistic" opportunity means "about one out of 16 or 17" or thereabouts. Being "in the mix" means that the odds of acceptance probably don't vary far from that 6% number.

    Nonetheless, once you've done your Common App, it's not hard to apply to schools that take the Common App, of which Harvard is one. Your odds of acceptance don't appear, from the limited data you've provided, any worse than typical, so take the chance and apply, if you'd like to go there!

    Just make sure that you apply to a sufficient number of, and levels of schools that you will have somewhere to go next year if (as is likely) Harvard doesn't accept you.
  • valerieananvalerieanan Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    thanks so much! I am calm now, dont know what got into me last night but i got all anxious. But yeah, your advice helps
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