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Transfer Admissions Announcement

AFalcon10AFalcon10 Posts: 353Registered User Member
edited March 2008 in Harvard University
"I am sorry to have to report that Harvard College is unable to enroll any transfer students for the next two academic years, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010."

AFTER THEY HAD US APPLY AND GET LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION AND ALL THAT BS. I am so incredibly mad.
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Replies to: Transfer Admissions Announcement

  • akybakyakybaky Posts: 587Registered User Member
    so they had people apply only to be told this...wow that sucks

    Harvard College Admissions Office: Prospective Students

    ^^the link if anyone is interested.
  • AFalcon10AFalcon10 Posts: 353Registered User Member
    i spent an incredible amount of time on that application and i am not exaggerating. i would much rather have been rejected than this i dont think il ever forgive harvard
  • tokenadulttokenadult Posts: 17,473Super Moderator Senior Member
    My sympathies to this year's transfer applicants.
  • bmwdan13bmwdan13 Posts: 376Registered User Member
    Wow... you'd think they would at least take a few transfers...
  • akybakyakybaky Posts: 587Registered User Member
    ^^ or even just reject everyone...but don't tell them that they just completely wasted their time.
  • AFalcon10AFalcon10 Posts: 353Registered User Member
    colleges seem to be accepting more and more freshman , leaving less room for transfers each year
  • xjayzxjayz Posts: 1,654Registered User Senior Member
    I feel really terrible for those transfer applicants - the announcement was not timed very well, to be honest.
  • PierreMariePierreMarie Posts: 412Registered User Member
    from here: The Harvard Crimson :: News :: College To Halve Transfer Admits
    While Gross said that the number of transfer admittances would be cut in half for the 2007–2008 academic year, he did not expect the number to drop further in following years.

    “We always want to have space for some exceptional transfer students,” Gross said.
  • Sligh_AnarchistSligh_Anarchist Posts: 2,193Editor Senior Member
    I think this move is understandable considering the rise in freshman applications this year. I believe Harvard got something along the lines of 27,000 freshman applications this year compared to last year's 20,000 freshman applications.
  • GreenShirtGreenShirt Posts: 268Registered User Junior Member
    "I think this move is understandable"

    Next year, maybe. But after ACCEPTING applications this year? Not cool. I'd be furious. It can take a lot of work to craft essays and all the other app bs while carrying a college course load. Shame on Harvard.
  • AFalcon10AFalcon10 Posts: 353Registered User Member
    how does that justify it?
  • WindCloudUltraWindCloudUltra Posts: 1,761Registered User Senior Member
    I'm pretty upset with this news, being a transfer student myself. I'm sorry to everyone who applied, and I'm sure many of you would have brought a lot to the campus. Our loss.

    I do hope they send refunds.
  • ssl307ssl307 Posts: 94- Junior Member
    after spending hours and hours...
    excluding myself from parties and what not to concentrate and get top grades...spending days and weeks agonizing over the essays, fixing them, tearing them up, and rewriting to give the best..
  • alipes07alipes07 Posts: 545Registered User Member
    two issues remain:

    1.) having the Dean say there "will always" be transfer spots open, and then dropping this on us.

    2.) the 'other' fees that are not refunded: SAT sending fees, postage, etc.
  • ticklemepinkticklemepink Posts: 2,764Registered User Senior Member
    Wow! That's cruel. I'd want my money back! Harvard is rich enough to not only refund every applicant but also pay for the transcripts and SAT scores...
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