Harvard 2+2 - Community College Background

<p>Hello everybody,</p>

<p>I am attending UC Berkeley and I am planning on applying to the Harvard 2+2 Program this semester. I am an engineering major and I am doing reasonable well here. One thing I am worried about is that I transferred from a Community College (I did not graduate High School for various reasons) and that Harvard will look down on that. I have only spent 2 semesters at Berkeley, but my GPA is > 3.8 with almost only engineering courses.</p>

<p>Does anybody have thoughts on this or maybe even experience (e.g. someone who got accepted to 2+2 with CC background)?</p>

<p>Thank you very much!</p>

<p>Oh, also, I am an international student if that changes anything.</p>

<p>No, I don't think it will hurt your app at all. Actually, it may even help you. HBS loves stories. And a story about overcoming the stigma of being a CC student and making it to a school like UC Berk -- and doing well there -- is compelling. You should be in good shape.</p>