right arrow
Examples: Monday, today, last week, Mar 26, 3/26/04
1 DAY until our COVID-19's impact on admissions webinar, tomorrow at 3:00 pm ET. REGISTER NOW and let us know what questions you have and want answered.
Check out our newest addition to the Student Lounge. Go to the "STUDENT HERE: Ask Me Anything!" and connect with fellow students who can answer your school specific questions!
Most of the decisions are in by now. Connect with fellow students and share support for those who didn't get the best news.

College

LoveMyselfLoveMyself 0 replies1 threads New Member
Hey!! I am giving my tenth this year and would be appearing for college admission in 2022. I want to go to harvard but i am just a kind of studious student.... Only good at academics..... Is there any chance of my selection in harvard? What should i probably do to increase my chances??
3 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: College

  • DadTwoGirlsDadTwoGirls 6150 replies1 threads Senior Member
    There are two things that immediately come to mind:

    First of all: How are your grades?

    Secondly: Why do you want to go to Harvard? This is a very important question. Many students want to attend Harvard because it is famous, or because they think that it is "the best". The reality is that highly ranked schools such as Harvard are very good for some students, but are actually a bad match for most of the students who *think* they want to go there. Fortunately the admissions staff at top schools are relatively good at sorting this out.

    What do you want in a university? Do you have any idea at this point what you want to study in university?

    Also, the phrase "giving my tenth" makes me think that you are an international student. What country are you from?
    · Reply · Share
  • skieuropeskieurope 40797 replies7594 threads Super Moderator
    Is there any chance of my selection in harvard?
    As an international applicant, you have a 2% chance if you have a strong application. Without seeing your application, or at least your stats and ECs, nobody here can tell you how to improve your chances to Harvard, or any top US school.
    · Reply · Share
  • compmomcompmom 11313 replies80 threads Senior Member
    I would add that it is better to live your high school life without too much focus on college admissions, at least for another year. Don't do anything simply to "increase your chances." If you have interests, follow them and otherwise work hard (as you are) and try to be a good person :)

    If you are indeed international, pay attention to that 2% and maybe don't stress unnecessarily about fitting yourself to the school. Instead be yourself, and find a school that fits you.

    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity