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Harvard University Class of 2023 SCEA Applicants


Replies to: Harvard University Class of 2023 SCEA Applicants

  • nijusohcnijusohc Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    edited December 6
    @ohboy234 it's not that I wanted to, unfortunately lol. people find out one way or another so if I straight up lie to someones face abt not applying, they're gonna call me a snake and everything lol. and yes, I am scared about being deferred bc so many people are going to completely crap talk me rip. tbh I don't think its bad to not tell anyone, especially if your student class is very toxic like you mentioned. good luck to you!! no matter what, you're who you make yourself to be. you don't need harvard to define you (although it would be nice to get in haha). let's knock on wood!
  • nrsebayernrsebayer Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    @ohboy234 stay positive. Sounds like you have a great shot for admittance. Vindictive people typically have their own issues so I wouldn’t worry about what they think of you but rather what they think of themselves. Good luck to you and keep your head up!
  • idkhelpidkhelp Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    Yeah @ohboy234 I didn’t really want to tell anyone but it got announced by mistake in front of our WHOLE dance department, and being Val of a c’o 900+ word spreads like wildfire. Don’t feel bad about your decision, I think it’s really smart because now when I get deferred I’m going to feel like I’m letting my teachers and friends down(which I know I’m not doing my brain just convinces me that)
  • lilyfullfordlilyfullford Registered User Posts: 65 Junior Member
    @idkhelp your class is HUGE! My graduating class is 179 from three towns
  • nijusohcnijusohc Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    edited December 6
    @lilyfullford dang I can't imagine being with the same classmates for 4 years omg... my graduating class is about 900 so there's always someone new to talk to haha
  • NascarFedexNascarFedex Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    My son didn't tell anyone where he was applying. Some people didn't find out he got in until he was introduced as a valedictorian (class of about 1,000) on stage during graduation.
  • qwerty66qwerty66 Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    @nrsebayer Did your friend in the full committee say if their meetings are over?
  • nijusohcnijusohc Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
  • janedoe23janedoe23 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    They will likely finish in full committee tomorrow according to the interviewer handbook released as a part of the Harvard Admissions trial.

    'Full Committee generally meets during the first week of December for Early Action candidates'
  • yeet123yeet123 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Have you guys gone to the admitted students page on The HARVARD website and tried to log in? Does it go through to somewhere for you guys?
  • lugdunensislugdunensis Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    @yeet123 I just logs me in and then redirects me to the admissions page
  • lugdunensislugdunensis Registered User Posts: 27 Junior Member
    I was watching this video of an ivy league student reviewing their applicant file and apparently ivy leagues take into account the difficulty of your high school on your application? Can anyone confirm this?
  • nijusohcnijusohc Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    @lugdunensis that's what the regional admissions officer for harvard told me. they take into consideration the level of difficulty of your high school. they consider so many factors, such as how many APs your school offers, what the highest GPA has been, if your school offers IB classes, etc. etc.
  • h2a216h2a216 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    @lugdunensis Yeah, they definitely take the difficulty of your school into account. I was talking to an admission officer over the summer and he told me that there are different dockets labeled a-z that are created based on geographic area and each admission officer is in charge of a docket. These admission officers know the region very well and can almost talk about the difficulty of each school individually (they read the school profile every year). Plus, the admission officer in charge of your docket will probably be the one touring it. *they also have a list of previous students from your school that have gotten into Harvard, how well they did at Harvard, etc.
  • nijusohcnijusohc Registered User Posts: 62 Junior Member
    @lugdunensis with that being said, if you are average at a school that's "easy", then it wouldn't look the best. they'd want someone who can overachieve at a school that's "easy". if you are just average at a "hard" school, then it'll just show to them that you worked hard and didn't fall behind. But at the end of the day, this is such a small factor in your application. the deciding factor, the way I see it, are the essays.
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