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Introducing Elias - Harvard 2017 Grad

Welcome to the Harvard prospective student community 🎉 This is a place for students hoping to learn more about Harvard and connect with other potential applicants.

@EliasMiller graduated from Harvard in …

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What can I add to my application?

Hi! Rising junior here. Mainly I just want to know what I can do to make my application stand out in the next year or so.

Academics:

- 3.8 unweighted GPA at one of the top 20 best private schools in t …

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a month ago
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What's the importance of a Olympiad in application?

I got some medals in NSO and Space Olympiads.

In NSO I got a gold in a class of 65 and in Space Olympiad I got a gold in the whole school in class 5th. What's the value of these medals or I should aim …

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a month ago
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Is it better to take Multi Variable Calculus in college or AP Stat?

When i am in senior year, Multi Variable Calculus is the highest you can go if you are taking the Calculus Path. Its in a few years, but I want advice which is better, the Multivariable Calculus(After …

 
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2 months ago
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I’m a 7th grader and I want to know what I can do now to help my chances of getting into Harvard

I’m a 7th grader, and I already know that I want to become a psychologist when I get older. I want to get into Harvard, but I know that’s very difficult. I want to know what I can do now, so that I’l …

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2 months ago
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So my GPA dropped from a 4.1 to a 3.2 am I still in for consideration

So basically my 10th grade GPA was 4.1 but in my 11th Grade it dropped down to a 3.2 i had my reasons and i didn't give my 9th grade finals as I broke my finger but my EC are fairly decent so do i sti …

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2 months ago
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Good Extra-Curricular Activities?

I'm a sophomore who wants to attend Harvard. I know Harvard isn't only looking for people with high gpas and that I need a good list of extra curricular activities and accomplishments to make it in, a …

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3 months ago
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Good ecs?

Hello. I'm a freshman going through a 1/6 life crisis right now. I don't have any specific extracurricular that people can associate me with. I wish I was a dancer, rhythmic gymnast, or reincarnation …

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3 months ago
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IF SCHOOL HAS NO AP OPTIONS then are the colleges gonna consider this?

Our school (probably the best in our city) does not do AP's or Honor's classes. Do colleges consider this type of situation?

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3 months ago
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My next school doesn't offer ap or honors classes!!!!

FYI I am a freshman now. What do I do ?????? I know people say don't worry about it because they will take into account that you couldn't take any in the first place, but I definitely am. What are the …

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3 months ago
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Should I Take 3 APs in 10th grade?

Hi,

I'm currently in 9th grade (c/o 2025) and I'm unsure if I'm ready to take AP classes next year. I've never taken an AP class before and I'm not sure if it will be too hard for me. I'm planning on t …

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4 months ago
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What should I do as a spike in biomedical sciences, computer science, and global health?

Hello! I'm a freshman and I'm worried that I'm not doing enough.

I'm co-starting a nonprofit that teaches kids computer science in our area (our foundation is getting approved in Austin right now). We' …

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4 months ago
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Will a terribly low mark in one subject in senior year be a disadvantage for me?

Okay, so prior to my recent exam held in december no exams were conducted by my school (offline). One was conducted around early june. So my school wasn't sending my mid year report anywhere and was w …

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4 months ago
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My school doesn't offer neither IB nor AP

Hi, I'm from Turkey and I'm a junior. It is my goal to get into Harvard, but in Turkey, schools don't offer AP or IB unless it's an elite private school and I'm in a public school, but I believe the T …

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4 months ago
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Will getting a B make it harder to get into a top 10 school?

I am a sophomore and have gotten a B in both semesters of AP Calc BC. My GPA weighted is about 4.7. I got a 1550 SAT, and I started a clothing line (a couple thousand in sales), charity initiative (a …

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4 months ago
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Will getting a B make it harder to get into a top 10 school?

I am a sophomore and have gotten a B in both semesters of AP Calc BC. My GPA weighted is about 4.7. I got a 1550 SAT, and I started a clothing line (a couple thousand in sales), charity initiative (a …

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4 months ago
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Will getting a B make it harder to get into a top 10 school?

I am a sophomore and have gotten a B in both semesters of AP Calc BC. My GPA weighted is about 4.7. I got a 1550 SAT, and I started a clothing line (a couple thousand in sales), charity initiative (a …

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4 months ago
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Should I start a science team at my school?

Freshman here!

I emailed the science department head and she said that we don't do science competitions at my school. My theme is chemistry/medicine/computer science so would starting a National Scienc …

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4 months ago
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Should I/Can I send a second update letter?

Last December, I, like many, was deferred to the regular decision cycle and sent my Letter of Continued Interest with the newest updates to that date. However, since then, I have been through new situ …

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5 months ago
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Would a B in additional math affect my chances of admission at Harvard?

I’m a 10th grader studying in an IGCSE school and my boards are currently going on. My predicted grades were all A stars in my subjects except for additional math in which I got a B. If I get the same …

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