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Chance Me as a Harvard Transfer
I applied to Harvard this year as a transfer student. I currently go to Cornell and have a near-perfect GPA, along with decent recommendation letters, SAT scores near Harvard's average, and political/work experience, on top of being an accomplished musician. I have a great reason for transferring, and I was offered a transfer interview (which went well), and supposedly Harvard doesn't typically offer these interviews. I'm also an accomplished musician and was one of a few chosen from 100,000 to receive the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, which is partnered with Harvard. For my background, I'm a first generation high school attendee, I've been independent since 15, so I have virtually no income, I wrote my essays about being homeless in high school and working 60 hours a week to support my younger sister. Cornell doesn't allow students to major in the two fields I'm interested in concurrently, but Harvard does. In addition, certain healthcare reasons (discussed with my interviewer) make my stay at Cornell very financially strenuous, and I'd be saved from these problems upon a transfer to Harvard. Any information at all would be greatly appreciated; thank you all.11 replies
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