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barbietingz12barbietingz12 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
edited March 9 in Harvard University
I just learned I won a national award. Is it too late to upload an update onto the portal??

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  • gibbygibby Registered User Posts: 10,671 Senior Member
    edited March 10
    ^^ Congratulations! No, it's not too late. However, as the full committee is currently meeting and discussing applicants, I would update the portal and FAX the update to Harvard Admissions 617-495-8821. FWIW: I don't know quickly an update to the portal is viewed, whereas paper FAXES spewing out of a FAX machine need to be dealt with ASAP.
  • barbietingz12barbietingz12 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    edited March 11
    @gibby Thank you for your help! I called Harvard Admissions and they said that I should just upload the update to the portal? So I uploaded it but I'm still a little worried they won't see it in time
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 41,073 Super Moderator
    edited March 11
    I'm still a little worried they won't see it in time
    They will. With all due respect to @gibby , I am not a believer in this case of trying to circumvent the system. Harvard is very clear on how they want updates handled - via the portal. Harvard tends to like it when instructions are followed. If you are lucky enough to be admitted, you will find that instructors also like instructions followed. It is not uncommon for an instructor to not accept a paper that has been emailed/slipped under the office door/put in the faculty mailbox if the syllabus states to submit through the learning management system.

    Harvard has been doing this for many many years; they have a process in place to handle updates. Now, whether the update will impact the final decision is a totally separate question.
  • YaleMITYaleMIT Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
    @skieurope What if the organization offers to update colleges? Should just pass he fax number? Thanks!
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 41,073 Super Moderator
    edited March 11
    @YaleMIT There's rarely an answer that covers every situation 100% , but I'm hard pressed at the moment to think of a situation where an organization should do the update instead of the applicant. But if one were to exist, I'm sure it would be OK for them to fax.
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