Harvard Supplement questions

<p>I'm quite undecided about my major and career choice right now. I think I might have more interest in science (in general...perhaps specifically biological sciences more so than physical sciences) but I'm not sure I really want to pursue that field of study or follow such a career path. Influenced by my family background, I think I might be more interested in going into business. Right now, I'm just interested in many areas.</p>

<p>1) So...on the Harvard Supplement, what should I put for my proposed field of study? FOr my proposed vocation, I think "Undecided" would be most appropriate...or maybe Business?</p>

<p>2) For class rank, what should I put if my school does not rank? Do I put "N/A" or "top tenth" or "does not rank"? And I don't know the exact size of my total graduating class, but I can estimate -- should I strive to find the exact number, or is a close estimate good enough?</p>

<p>3)For summer activities, am I supposed to only list ones that I have not listed on the Common App? Or am I supposed to repeat them on the Supplement?</p>

<p>Thanks for any advice, answers, or inputs.</p>

<p>(1) Undecided is fine; really, you can put whatever; it doesn't matter (one of my friends put stuff like spanish language and culture, and he is going to be a chem major [pre-med guy])</p>

<p>(2) Harvard's supplement tells you to estimate your percentile (i.e. top 5%, 10%, etc..)</p>

<p>(3) Do not repeat; put some other stuff that you didn't list on the common app</p>

<p>Thanks Peytoncline. </p>

<p>Umm, I'm still wondering if estimating the size of my graduating class is okay, or if an exact number is more appropriate. </p>

<p>And what would business/finance or something related to that be part of in the the field of study? The supplement only gives us these options: Social Studies, Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Currently, I have down Biological Sciences since I do have an interest in studying that, but knowing me, I might change it to the field of study that includes business before I send the supplement in.</p>

<p>wait...where do you write summer activities on the common app?</p>

<p>for business, I would go social studies; i don't think it matters because you were able to put something for specific on the common app</p>

<p>Canadianftw: the summer activities is on Harvard's supplement (and some other colleges' supplements), not on the common application</p>

<p>Polarize: I had to estimate the size of my class. I put down 107, but I think it may be 110; as long as you're pretty close, I don't think it'll matter. I don't think many kids will know exactly how many people are in their classes. Also, the field of study thing isn't that big of deal. I guarantee you that most people eventually completely change around what they have in their field of study once they actually get to harvard (or any college, for that matter). But, that is strange there isn't anything about business in there. There should be an option for that, I would think.</p>

<p>what about the non-academic awards not already listed? If I listed them on a resume I'm sending would I have to include them on the supplement, b/c they would technically already be listed...since the resume is part of the common app...</p>