Harvard University United States of America is the oldest college in the United States and perhaps the most prestigious as well, It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard has produced U.S. presidents, Fortune 500 CEOs, and Academy Award-winning actors. Harvard's admission standards are rigorous, and the competition for acceptance to the school is fierce. Students hoping to go to Harvard one day must lay a solid foundation of academic and extracurricular achievements early in their high-school careers and maintain that level of excellence until graduation. Harvard have no quotas of any kind for admission, all applications are evaluated by the same criteria, and financial aid is equally available to all students regardless of citizenship
So how can we get admission into the havards and what are the rules need to be followed to get admission.
Below two Good Academic and good score in SAT or Act helps the admission officer in your selection process and distinguishing a student from another.
- Good Academic: if you have maintained a GPA in your academic it is easier for you to get admission. It is this top criteria on which most of the applications fail. If your application is GPA is not impressive enough your other requirement in the application should be impressive enough.
- Best high scores on the SAT or ACT and AP tests. Doing extremely well on your SAT or ACT(with Writing ) and AP tests will show selection officers that you are a hard worker with good academic achievements. Just like having a perfect GPA won't make you a shoo-in, a high SAT score and strong AP test results won't guarantee you a spot in Harvard, but it will keep admissions officers interested in your application.
- Don't be worried if your school doesn't offer a ton of AP tests. Not every school offers 20 different AP tests, and the admissions officers will know if your high school does not. Just try to do well on the tests that your school does offer.
- Make sure to take your tests at the right time. If you want to impress Harvard with your SAT score, you'll have to take it well before the application is due. Take the test during your junior year to give yourself enough time to retake it if it's necessary.
- Check Harvard's requirements for the last possible test date for the ACT or SAT. It's always just a week or a few weeks after the application due date, but you should already 8ihave an excellent score when you apply.
- Harvard also requires you to take two SAT II tests.
- Don't forget to have your score reports sent directly to the Harvard admissions office.
- English language proficiency: A strong knowledge of English is essential for successful study at Harvard, including the ability to understand and express thoughts quickly and clearly. Although you are not required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other proficiency exams, you may submit your scores if you have done so.
- Financial aid: Getting financial aid is easier at Harvard then in any other universities. The financial aid policies for foreign citizens are exactly the same as those for S. citizens. All aid is need-based, and admissions decisions are made without regard to whether an applicant has applied for financial assistance.
- Requirement officer: the requirement officer is more of responsible of deducing your overall development as a person who has good knowledge and who can give something back to Harvard and society. The thing which you will be looked mostly are
- Finding quality over quantity. Really standing out in just one or two clubs is much more impressive than joining five or six clubs just so you could mention them on your college application.
- looking a leader. Don't just join a club, but run for secretary, or even president. In most clubs, you'll have to work your way up from a smaller leadership role to the head role.
- Start your commitment during your freshman year. You should join clubs and other activities early on so you can show a record of dedication and commitment.
- Show your leadership skills by joining the Student Council and working your way up to be the president of your class.
- If you like writing or using technology, join the school paper or yearbook.
- If you like politics or debating, join the Model United Nations team or debate team.
- If you love languages, join the French or Spanish club.
- If you love to act, be a part of the school's theatre troupe (theater).
- You can also join a club or organization outside of your school that has to do with a religious institution or your local community.
- Don't be discouraged if you don't have a lot of time to pursue interests outside of school because you have to work after school. Though you should still do the best you can, you will be able to put your work experience on your application as well.
- Essay Writing: Write an essay on a topic important to you. Your essay should do two main things: it should show the recruitment officers about an original, interesting, and driven person you are, and that you have top-notch writing skills. You should take the time to write an essay that is meaningful to you.
- Original: Write something that only you could write. Show what makes you special.
- Strong character: Tell a story that demonstrates your persistence, work ethic, creativity, or even your ability to learn from your mistakes.
- Be compelling: Hook the admissions officers from your opening line, and keep their interests with your lively language, varied sentences, and engaging topic.
- Be concise: Don't go over the word limit. Admissions officers will be reading thousands of essays, and they won't appreciate it if you can't follow directions.
- Writing Some popular admissions essay topics include writing about your achievements in a club or a sport, describing your family and background, or writing about a life-changing experience.
- Get feedback: Get early review and feedback from your friends, teacher and colleagues and critics if possible. Run your essay by a trusted friend or family member and your English teacher, if you can. They can help you catch grammar mistakes, and they can also tell your essay had its intended effect.
- Always proofread your work. When you're done, check your essay for grammar and punctuation mistakes. Remember that admissions officers aren't just interested in the content of your essay, but also by how well you can write.
- Checklist: Make sure that all aspects of your application are completed before you put it in the mail. If you forget at item of the application, you will not be considered for candidacy.
- The application.
- Your essay.
- Your SAT or ACT score report. You should arrange to have the testing company send the scores directly to Harvard's admissions office.
- Your two SAT II score reports. Again, these should be sent to the admissions office by the testing company.
- Two teacher reports (recommendations).
- The Harvard supplement. This is a short application that will provide more information about your academic and extra-curricular interests.
- Your financial aid application (if you qualify).
- The school report and mid-year school report. Fill out the information on the top of these and hand them to your school guidance counselor. The school report should be turned in by your counselor before your application is due, and your mid-year report should be turned in in early February.
- Remember that if you are accepted to Harvard, your final school report will also be turned in, so you should maintain a record of excellence.
- Your application fee or application fee waver.
- Sending and following after process: After you have sent your form and if your form is selected for further interview process. Wait and follow the instruction as coming from the Harvard management.
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