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Harvard Class of 2023 RD


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  • cbeanz19cbeanz19 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
  • bbq5uebbq5ue Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    Waitlisted it seems like a lot were this year? Or is it just cc
  • NellieWhoahNellieWhoah Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    How soon does financial aid get posted? Thanks.
  • momsquared33momsquared33 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    son waitlisted
  • LondonVallLondonVall Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    @thinkbig14 I honestly have no idea what they did, but a letter of continued interest is a typical next step. Also sending in only *significant* updates/achievements since you first submitted a few months ago might possibly help to move you up the waitlist. It's not common that people get off the waitlist, so definitely start thinking about other paths, but it's also not impossible, so dedicate the extra effort if you truly believe Harvard is where you should be. Good luck!
  • zbrown01zbrown01 Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
  • lolasrejectstanflolasrejectstanf Registered User Posts: 9 New Member

    SAT I (breakdown): None
    ACT (breakdown): Composite 32 (superscore) , Eng 35, Math 35 Read 25 Sci 34
    SAT II: Bio M 760, Math1 780
    Unweighted GPA (out of 4.0): 3.85
    Weighted GPA: None
    Rank (percentile if rank is unavailable): 4/84
    AP (place score in parenthesis): Bio (4), Eng Lang (3), Phys 1(5), Chem (5), French (5), Env sci (5), Spanish Lang (5).
    IB (place score in parenthesis): none
    Senior Year Course Load: Linear Algebra, Chem 3, AP COMP SCI Principles, AP Phys 2, AP Calc BC, Latinamerican Studies (obligatory), English (obligatory), Spanish (obligatory).
    Major Awards (USAMO, Intel etc.): Honor Roll U. Waterloo Pascal contest and school champion for all (pascal, cayley and fermat). National finalist in UAN Math Olympiad (in colombia), AP Scholar with Distinction, AP International Diploma.


    Extracurriculars (place leadership in parenthesis): Teaching English to underprivileged youth (leader, curriculum developer, teacher, everything); TEDX talk "Nanobiomaterials: Forgotten Physics" (speaker and researcher); French and Chinese mandarin classes; Math club (leader and curriculum planner).
    Job/Work Experience: Internship at Univesity of texas rio grande (microbiology)
    Volunteer/Community service: Teaching English and volunteer club at school
    Summer Activities: The internship, Stanford SPCS on biosciences. YYGS Beijing in 9th Grade

    Recommendations (rating 1-10, details):

    Teacher Recs: 9/10
    Counselor Rec 8/10

    Additional rec 10/10


    Intended Major: Natural Sciences
    State (if domestic applicant):
    Country (if international applicant): Colombia
    School Type: Private
    Ethnicity: Latino
    Gender: Male
    Hooks (URM, first generation college, etc.): International, Latino


    Strengths: I thought my subjective stuff was great
    Weaknesses: Test scores and GPA
    Why you think you were accepted/waitlisted/rejected: IDK
    Where else were you accepted/waitlisted/rejected: Jacobs (accepted), Stanford (rejected), MIT(Rejected), Yale-NUS(Accepted), Rice(Accepted), Vanderbilt (rejected), U.Miami (waitlisted), Harvard (accepted), Yale (rejected), Princeton (rejected), Cornell (rejected), Brown (accepted), Columbia (Waitlisted), UPenn (Waitlisted), Dartmouth (Accepted), Duke (Waitlisted).
  • International DadInternational Dad Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    Congrats, you applied to financial aid?
  • Illuminate27Illuminate27 Registered User Posts: 50 Junior Member
    1480 SAT
    3.84 UW/4.04 W
  • dracollavenoredracollavenore Registered User Posts: 61 Junior Member

    1510 SAT
    3.7 G.P.A UW
  • mcfamilyof4mcfamilyof4 Registered User Posts: 59 Junior Member

    36 ACT
    1560 SAT
    4.0unweighted 4.7 weighted
    National merit finalist
    Varsity basketball captain
    President several clubs
    Student tutor
    PT job
    Tons on EC and service hours
    White male
    Took hardest classes available at my school
    Will likely be valedictorian
  • fly4windfly4wind Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
  • love2cheeseslove2cheeses Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Accepted, had a very late AO interview
  • jordanhestonjordanheston Registered User Posts: 55 Junior Member

    32 ACT (35 E, 34 R, 32 S, 26 M, 12 Writing)
    4.0/4.0 uw, 4.7approx./5 weighted
    QB, AP Scholar with Honor, Presidential Scholar Candidate, NSDA Academic All-American, Speech and Debate and founder of independent philosophy journal + district-wide initiative on college admissions.

    Low-income, first-gen, QB

    Got AdCom interview at beginning of March.

    All I can say is wow, and thank you all for being of such great aid in this process.
  • Futureivy2023Futureivy2023 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    For those who got accepted, did you get an email from Harvard about your letter before viewing it or any email at all?
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