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Harvard supplement essay?

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  • JulianCalJulianCal 41 replies3 threads Junior Member
    I'm thinking of submitting my "change of perspective" essay from the Brown supplement on my Harvard app. I really feel like the essay turned out well and highlighted an interest that I didn't get to expand upon anywhere else in my application. How do you think Harvard would view this? I'm planning on applying early to Harvard if that makes a difference...
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  • claudeturpinclaudeturpin 62 replies0 threads Junior Member
    I'm not sure you're really listening, Gibby. Even though Columbia began accepting the common app last year, they still require an extensive supplement with multiple brief essays. This means the amount of work an applicant has to do to apply to Columbia is significantly greater than for Middlebury or Harvard, neither of which require a supplemental essay. Nevertheless, Columbia's applications increased 17% more than Harvard's and 26% more than Midd's. That pretty much discredits your hypothesis that Harvard eliminated the supplemental essay in order to increase applications. But please don't let the facts stand in the way of your desire to impute bad motives to Harvard's admissions committee.
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  • CountMonteCristoCountMonteCristo 494 replies10 threads Member
    claudeturpin-

    You have made some excellent points which I find very persuasive. Thank you for your contributions to this thread.
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