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Should I apply ED Harvard?

infinity421infinity421 6 replies1 threads New Member
I want to apply to the economics program at Harvard. I'm in IB, and my subjects are Economics, ITGS and Eng Lang and Lit Higher level, with math, bio, and french ab initio standard level. I consistently have had a score of 7 in economics, and my teacher (an ib economics examiner/examiner team manager) has offered to write me a recommendation. Overall i can reasonably expect a score of 40-41/42 for the subjects scores, and 2-3 points in the core. I also have a 1520 SAT score, (with not so good an essay score, but im hoping to make up for that with my ACT writing, which im taking in september), I have done an internship in the DCHD, an NGO which works on a variety of projects - there my main job was data analysis and compilation. I have started a non-profit recently, which is dedicated to opening discussion on taboo topics. Our current project focuses on sexual abuse and sexual health awareness, and we will be holding seminars in school based on an expansion of these topics (also on sanitary health, as i live in a developing country and awareness of even basic needs doesnt exist). I am also making a short film in collaboration with an organization that i am a team member of. The short film intends to raise awareness about treatment of transgenders in society - particularly in a developing country. I'm also considering applying to UPENN because my dad went their for his PhD and the legacy might be of aid, but Harvard is definitely my first choice. Do i have chances of getting in + what more can i do to improve my application?
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  • skieuropeskieurope 42310 replies8428 threads Super Moderator
    edited August 2018
    I want to apply to the economics program at Harvard.
    As an FYI, Harvard does not admit by major (or concentration in Harvard-speak). Also, Harvard has SCEA, not ED.

    Anyway, at first glance, you seem like a competitive applicant, as are most of the 43K applicants. Spend some time polishing your essays. Good luck.
    edited August 2018
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  • infinity421infinity421 6 replies1 threads New Member
    Yea, i could see why my wording is wrong. Just disregard that please.
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  • infinity421infinity421 6 replies1 threads New Member
    I would edit but the option to do so requires a certain plug in i dont have
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  • skieuropeskieurope 42310 replies8428 threads Super Moderator
    I would edit but the option to do so requires a certain plug in i dont have
    It's not a plug-in; you only have 15 minutes to edit, and the time expired.
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  • infinity421infinity421 6 replies1 threads New Member
    yea i know about the fifteen minutes, i mean when i opened that link it led me to another website telling me that i required some really weird ice cream sounding - name plug in
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  • infinity421infinity421 6 replies1 threads New Member
    ^I sound smarter than this usually
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  • suzy100suzy100 5695 replies58 threads Senior Member
    LOLZ
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  • nerdmdnerdmd 46 replies2 threads Junior Member
    No, don't explain yourself we all make mistakes, but the thing is no one knows if they will make it into Harvard this year; The admissions officers look for different people/characteristics each year. Just pray about--if you're religious and hope. Remember have back up schools just in case but best of luck!
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