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Harvard SCEA 2023 International Students Interview

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Replies to: Harvard SCEA 2023 International Students Interview

  • independent413independent413 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    I'm from Hyderabad. You @Avik ?
  • AvikAvik Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    I am from Durgapur, West Bengal
  • independent413independent413 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    @Peterlim , Hi, I was wondering if you have been offered an interview yet?
  • PeterlimPeterlim Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    Not yet, but previous applicants from Thailand typically receive an interview 2 weeks before decisions are released. A few years ago, I know a person who got an interview 3 days before the decisions came out! @independent413
  • worldwide1worldwide1 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    @Peterlim, how do you know that "Harvard only offers interviews to students residing in countries with limited or no interviewers that have a decent or positive chance of admission?"
  • worldwide1worldwide1 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    @hgrad2010 do you have an estimate of the percentage of internationals had an interview (in a country with Limited Interviews) and then got accepted?
  • cerebellumercerebellumer Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    any from Singapore?
  • independent413independent413 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    @worldwide1 , from what I've read on CC threads, only internationals who have been offered an interview are accepted. On the Harvard website, it says that the absence of an interview if you live in a country with no interviews will not affect your candidacy, but the absence of an interview if you live in a country with limited interviews will not 'adversely' affect your candidacy. Because there are so many applicants in these countries and less alumni, it seems understandable why they would regionally shortlist candidates and offer them interviews. I've read some older threads, where the students who have been offered interviews say that their interviewers explicitly told them they have been regionally shortlisted.

    What I do not understand is why no student from any country with limited interviews (India, Germany, China, Korea, etc.) has described having already been contacted for an interview on CC this year for SCEA, even though it is quite late in the admissions process.
  • hgrad2010hgrad2010 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    No sorry my insight is limited in this arena.
  • PeterlimPeterlim Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    I feel that if we are going to get contacted for an interview, it must be this week as this is the week the full committee convenes. Also, did anyone of you receive this message on the status portal? "In your country, we may either not have any interviewers or the number of applicants may be too great for all to be interviewed. You will be contacted if the Admissions Committee requests more information. The absence of an interview will not adversely affect your candidacy." Thus, IF i get an interview it has to be with an admissions officer, and anyone who got an interview in Thailand has been one with an admissions officer.
  • worldwide1worldwide1 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    Do you guys know if it's harder for internationals to get admitted SCEA?

    I read somewhere (perhaps in the Harvard 2023 SCEA forum) that Harvard sometimes chooses to defer internationals to compare them with the entire applicant pool from their region. Is this likely to be true?

    *Please note that I do not have any evidence that the statement above is correct (hopefully, it's not). I'm only asking because I read it somewhere and it made sense.
  • worldwide1worldwide1 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    @independent413 @hgrad2010 Do internationals get admitted SCEA? (see post #26)
  • salamandereyessalamandereyes Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    edited November 28
    I'm from East Asia and received my interview request on the 5th, interviewed on the 18th. The deadline for interview reports was the 25th! Judging from past admits from my country, most were deferred SCEA and accepted RD except for one hockey recruit, so it might be the case that Harvard wants to review international applicants later on, especially those from competitive countries.
  • independent413independent413 Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    @salamandereyes Which country are you from?
  • salamandereyessalamandereyes Registered User Posts: 17 Junior Member
    edited November 28
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