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Please Help

AmayaJohnsonAmayaJohnson Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
edited December 3 in Harvard University
Hi,
I just wanted to run my stats by you guys to see if you think I have a good shot at getting into Harvard for transfer.
I am 16 year old female, and I have over 135 college credits through six different universities I did dual enrollment at. I am a triple major, bio science, art history, and pol science. I am the CEO of three businesses, have numerous certifications in things like personal training, yoga instructing, and wedding planning (if it matters). I am on several councils and have leadership positions in those councils, and I hold leadership positions in 10 clubs at my school. As far as athletics, I am the captain of my schools rowing team and do cheerleading. I am a model for an agency in San Francisco. I have done three separate internships in business (2) and law. I also am very passionate about community service, especially faith-based service, and am doing a service aboard trip in a few months
Wow! That was a lot. That is just a surface view, but let me know what kind of shot you think I have. I don't really want to go to Harvard. It is not my first choice, but I think I want to at least apply.

Replies to: Please Help

  • LuckyBBLuckyBB Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    You don't need Harvard if you are what you said.
  • momofsenior1momofsenior1 Registered User Posts: 3,360 Senior Member
    Grades? Test scores?

    Are you still in high school and doing dual enrollment courses or will you be an actual transfer?
  • AmayaJohnsonAmayaJohnson Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Momofsenior1 4.0 high school and 3.5 college. I just graduated. I never took the SAT because I graduated as a sophmore. I am getting my AA's now though, so I will be a transfer student.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 35,317 Senior Member
    No. GPA is too low (and 6 colleges is kind of crazy). Move on.
  • AmayaJohnsonAmayaJohnson Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    I want to start out by thanking you for replying to my post.

    I went to a private school that did not offer any AP classes, so I just self studied and took the a few of the tests. I got all 4 and 5s, but my gpa is still 4.0. I honestly never studied and barly put any effort into the college classes, so I have nothing to say about 3.5 there. I had to go to separate colleges because of my low priority registration due to being a dual enrolled student. Luckily, I will be able to transfer all my credits to one school (Taylor University), and no trace of the others will be left unless I for some reason choose to reveal it. Harvard is pretty low on my list, and I do agree it may not be a good fit because of all the credits I have. I would need to backtrack because they only accept 70 units from transfer students. My dream school is CSU Chico. Do you think I have a good shot at getting in there?
  • gibbygibby Registered User Posts: 10,521 Senior Member
    edited December 4
    I am getting my AA's now though, so I will be a transfer student.

    See: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/application-process/transferring-harvard-college/transfer-eligibility
    Students who have completed more than two years of college study, and those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree, are not eligible to transfer to Harvard College. Students may not choose to relinquish academic credits or a degree in order to regain eligibility.

    Also see: https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/application-process/transferring-harvard-college/transfer-eligibility
    Unfortunately, we are unable to grant credit for certain accomplishments. Typically you will not receive Harvard credits for:

    - Online or distance education courses

    - Night or extension courses, or courses taken on a part-time basis or for less than a full academic year

    - Technical or vocational courses such as accounting, marketing, journalism, law, agriculture, nursing, business, communications or courses taken in military service

    - Dual-enrollment courses counted for credit toward a high school diploma

    - Work done prior to admission in an isolated term, semester or quarter at another college, unless the college from which you are transferring has granted credit for that work

    - Credit gained by accelerating in an academic year at another college

    - College Level Placement Exam (CLEP), Advanced Placement Exam (AP/IB) results, or any credit earned by examination, even when credited to your degree by the college or university from which you wish to transfer

    - Summer school courses, except for those at your current college/university or courses at Harvard Summer School

    If you are interested in transferring to Harvard, see our application information for transfer students.
  • compmomcompmom Registered User Posts: 9,855 Senior Member
    If you have 135 credits, you may be able to get a bachelor's rather quickly at schools that will take 90 credits and/or life experience (Lesley is an example- adult learner program; check out Goddard; Union Institute, and Charter Oak in CT).

    Alternatively, you can apply to Harvard and not use any of those credits, which Harvard doesn't accept if dual enrollment.

    CSU is now offering in-state tuition to everyone, regardless of what state they come from. Is that one of the appeals?
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