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Early Action Reinstated for Class of 2016

xavier110xavier110 406 replies7 postsRegistered User Member
edited May 2012 in Harvard University
Harvard Announces Return of Early Action Admissions Program | News | The Harvard Crimson
University President Drew G. Faust said in a statement that the return of early action, an admissions practice which Harvard had previously called unfair to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, is now “consistent with our bedrock commitment to access, affordability, and excellence.”
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  • nitcompnitcomp 288 replies40 postsRegistered User Member
    It still won't give an edge to EA applicants.
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  • Cubsfan15Cubsfan15 131 replies6 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Is it single choice?
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  • Jimmy797Jimmy797 810 replies58 postsRegistered User Member
    ^Nope.
    Does anyone know if Harvard's EA is available to internationals as well as US citizens?
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  • good4collegegood4college 284 replies8 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    I don't know. I'm a current senior, so I didnt apply early to Harvard, but I think its somewhat unfair. People that apply early are gonna be in a smaller pool, and have more time to be discussed at. I think it should at least by restrictive early action. Anyone agree?
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  • jgraiderjgraider 2802 replies43 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    ...wow, great timing...
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  • CPUscientist3000CPUscientist3000 5346 replies104 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Jimmy- I've never heard of schools EAs being for internationals too. But I could be wrong.
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  • kaira07kaira07 519 replies13 postsRegistered User Member
    couldn't they have done this say, a few months ago?
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  • JHSJHS 18324 replies71 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Yes, it is single-choice.

    From the actual Harvard press release, not the Crimson story:
    As in the past, students can apply under the single-choice, early-action program by Nov. 1 and will be notified by Dec. 15, at which point students completing financial aid applications will receive notice of their awards.

    And Princeton is also instituting an SCEA program.
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  • fauvefauve 3499 replies26 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    It makes sense considering that a likely letter system had to grow in order to enroll the best athletes and a hundred academic likelies.

    The SCEA program is for all applicants, including internationals.
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  • jr5570jr5570 139 replies12 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    really, harvard. really.
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  • pakipowerpakipower 584 replies1 postsRegistered User Member
    wow, incompetence knows no bounds lol.
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  • HADC10HADC10 263 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    This development is probably for the better. Harvard, for better or for worse, is still the first choice for a lot of applicants. So long as there hasn't been an early program, a lot of would-be Harvard EA/SCEA/ED applicants have gone with a "what-the-heck" application to Yale, Stanford, MIT, Chicago, or Georgetown. If Harvard and Princeton implement SCEA policies, it will reduce the crush of applicants who don't really want to go to other EA places who apply anyway, as well as cutting down a few hundred very strong applications during the regular cycle which would keep some otherwise very qualified people out of top schools.
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  • XelbMSXelbMS 370 replies54 postsRegistered User Member
    =|

    Wow.
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  • Jimmy797Jimmy797 810 replies58 postsRegistered User Member
    Yes, it is single-choice.

    From the actual Harvard press release, not the Crimson story:

    Quote:
    As in the past, students can apply under the single-choice, early-action program by Nov. 1 and will be notified by Dec. 15, at which point students completing financial aid applications will receive notice of their awards.
    And Princeton is also instituting an SCEA program.
    My bad.
    Do you have a link to this press release? And does it mention for sure that the SCEA is for internationals as well?
    This is sort of ridiculous. Couldn't they have made this choice a year ago?
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  • PerlePerle 122 replies19 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    @jimmy: Yale SCEA is available to international students so I'm assuming it will be the same with Harvard
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  • mnmomof2mnmomof2 800 replies6 postsRegistered User Member
    Too bad for the 2015 hopefuls that truly have Yale or Stanford as their first choice that they did not do this last year. How the heck are the adcoms supposed to figure out the numbers? Just a crazy system. 35,000 apps to the super selective schools! REALLY? Okay - vent over.
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  • stellaknessstellakness 93 replies8 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    well I guess class of 2016 has a new edge
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  • SaugusSaugus 3584 replies322 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Will the October SAT in 2011 make it in time?
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  • lake42kslake42ks 1140 replies31 postsRegistered User Member
    Are the odds of admission much much higher for EA applicants?
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  • fauvefauve 3499 replies26 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    The odds are higher, however remember those stats include the recruited athletes, and highly qualified academic candidates, as well as the well-hooked (legacy, URM, development case). For an "average" ivy applicant, there is not much of an advantage.

    Yes, the October SAT was accepted for the SCEA deadline previously.
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