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Chances to get accepted into Harvard.

YevheniyYevheniy Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited September 2013 in Harvard University
Hello to everyone who is reading this thread. As you already assume that my question is about my personal acceptance to Harvard University. As of right now I attend Buck County Community College. I came from Russian Federation. I'm living in America sense 2007.My dream is to get into Ivy league school not specifically Harvard University.

Here are my academics:
800 in math , 780 writing and 760 in reading=2340 on my SAT. I took my SAT in college. I'm a sophomore in college. I'm currently in Honors Society . I have 4.00 GPA . I'm not enrolled in any activities or clubs. My main priority was to achieve success in math, science and English.

I play music: Piano. My current major is Chemistry.

You are more then welcome to express your opinions but in the proper format. Thank you.
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Replies to: Chances to get accepted into Harvard.

  • WordworkerWordworker Registered User Posts: 869 Member
    Piano is certainly an activity. You probably also could list improving your English as a spare-time pursuit.

    Your test scores suggest that you do have the skills to succeed at a very selective college. But you'd be competing against a whole class of native English speakers with extensive academic backgrounds, so you could be starting near the bottom.

    You realize, don't you, that such schools have very few spaces for transfers. They also are quite expensive and may not have much aid for transfers. If you'll be considered international, that will be another barrier, because the competition is so strong.

    Look beyond the Ivy League. There could be plenty of other schools that will give merit aid for your scores. And for your major, an Ivy might not even be that good.
  • gibbygibby Registered User Posts: 10,500 Senior Member
    I attend Buck County Community College.

    As you are already enrolled in a college, you must apply to Harvard as a transfer student. As competitive as the applications process is for freshman applications, transfer admissions is more so -- the acceptance rate is about 1%. In past years more than 1500 transfer students applied and 15 were accepted. See: The Real 1%: Harvard Admits 15 Transfer Students | News | The Harvard Crimson and Harvard College Admissions § Applying: Transfer Program
  • YevheniyYevheniy Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    As of right now I'm doing my best. I study English like there is no tomorrow. I begun to study international languages. They are German , Latin and French. I exceed my limits in math. I spend 8 hours in the library every day just for the purpose of self -study. I read many group discussions on how to get into Harvard and all of them said that they don't specifically look at you academics. They look at your identity who you really are. What they mean is your social life. Is that true.
    Question: Do I have to write an essay if I'm a transfer student?
    What do I have to show them in my academics? Please provide your example in specific formats with a good reasoning.
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