Harvard University Admissions – How to Apply
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They seek promising students who will contribute to the Harvard community during their college years, and to society throughout their lives.
While academic accomplishment is important, the Admissions Committee considers many other factors—strong personal qualities, special talents or excellences of all kinds, perspectives formed by unusual personal circumstances, and the ability to take advantage of available resources and opportunities.
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All first-year applicants—both international and U.S. candidates—must complete the Common Application, the Universal College Application, or the Coalition Application along with the required supplements. You will need to submit:
- Common Application, Coalition Application, or Universal College Application
- Harvard College Questions for the Common Application, Coalition Application, or the Universal College Application Harvard supplement
- $75 fee (or request a fee waiver)
- SAT or ACT (with or without writing)
- Optional: AP or other examination results
- School Report and high school transcript
- Teacher Report (2)
- Midyear School Report (after your first semester grades)
- Final School Report (for admitted students only)
You may apply to Harvard under either our Restrictive Early Action or our Regular Decision program, both of which allow you to compare admission and financial aid offers from other institutions and to wait until May 1 to make a final college choice.
- Restrictive Early Action candidates apply by November 1 and receive notification by mid-December.
- Regular Decision candidates apply by January 1 and receive notification by late March.
Spring (prior to the year you apply)
Begin taking the following tests:
- Required: SAT or ACT (with or without writing)
Fall (of the year you apply)
As early in the fall as possible, please submit:
- Your application to Harvard, via the Common Application, the Universal Application, or the Coalition Application. This is needed to open your admissions file, track your documents, and set up an interview.
- The $75 application fee or a fee waiver request.
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Restrictive Early Action applicants: If you are submitting test scores, we request that you submit them by the end of October. However, you are still eligible to apply using the November series as they should reach us in time for consideration.
Restrictive Early Action applicants: Last acceptable testing date. If you are applying Regular Decision, we recommend that you submit standardized test scores from the November series or earlier.
Restrictive Early Action applicants: Deadline for all application materials. Early Action applicants are also permitted to apply at the same time to any public college/university or to foreign universities but are restricted from applying to other private universities’ Early Action programs.
Also submit your financial aid application so that if you are admitted, we will be able to send you financial aid information in mid-December when decisions are released. Harvard University Admissions
Restrictive Early Action applicants: Decisions released. Last acceptable SAT testing date for Regular Decision consideration.
Final deadline for all Regular Decision application materials. You must send all application materials by this deadline for Regular Decision consideration. Harvard University Admissions
Notify the Admissions Office if you have not received your application confirmation email.
Submit your financial aid application (if you have not already done so), so that if you are admitted, we will be able to send you financial aid information in late March when decisions are released.
Last ACT testing date for Regular Decision consideration. Submit your Midyear School Report forms with your most recent grades.
First-year admission decisions released.
Reply deadline for admitted students. No deposit require
For students who choose to submit the standardized test, you must submit the SAT or ACT (with or without writing) as part of our application requirements. You may self-report your SAT and ACT test scores (as well as Advanced Placement or other scores). Admitted students who decide to enroll at Harvard College will be required to submit official test scores.
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Although it is possible to submit scores from tests taken as late as the December SAT and the February ACT, we recommend that you submit testing as early as possible. Scores submitted before the end of November will allow us to begin our evaluation process for those submitting applications by December 15.
If you are applying Restrictive Early Action, we would like your testing results by the end of October; however, you may submit the November series if needed. Those results are expected to arrive in time for consideration without the need and expense of “rush reporting.”
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