I was rejected from Harvard during the '22 round, but was accepted into another Ivy school as well as some other top 20 colleges. However, I deferred enrollment at one of the universities and plan on taking a gap year to do some community service work around my area and spend some more time with my parents... and so I was wondering if it was worth reapplying to Harvard EA! I know what probably went wrong with this application- I royally screwed up the additional essay which portrayed me as uptight and *too* serious, which I'm not.
I was reading through past forums and saw how no one, from what I've read to date, has gotten into a school they were once rejected from, especially Harvard. Can anyone with any possible experience/advice/anything help me out?
stats: asian female, 35 act, 10 aps mostly 5's and a few 4's, plan on majoring in either sociology or linguistics