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With Gen Ed Transition in Flux, Upperclassmen Offer Mixed Reactions

For students currently attending the College, the gradual move to a new General Education program has been met with a range of reactions.

Student Life

Financial Aid Office Updates Shoestring Strategies App

Shoestring Strategies for Life @ Harvard now includes a centralized calendar and section on health and wellness in a bid to further support students once they matriculate.

Harvard Yard During Visitas
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Record Number of Prospective Freshmen Attend Visitas

Decked out in red Harvard bags and toting maps, brochures, and programs, a record number of prospective freshmen descended on Harvard Yard over weekend for Visitas.

Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016
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Prospective Freshmen of Visitas 2016

Taking Care Of Business
Harvard in the City

Square Businesses Gear Up for Visitas

​As students prepare to welcome the Class of 2020 on campus for Visitas, Harvard’s weekend for its admitted students, local businesses are likewise gearing up for their arrival.

New SAT Infographic
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Experts Put New SAT to the Test, Examining Changes and Implications

The new test comes during a time of national discussion on the accessibility, predictive ability, and consequent future of standardized testing in the college admissions process.

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College Admissions Experts Describe Unease Over New SAT

The first administration of the revised SAT exam will take place this Saturday, and experts remain unsure as to whether students have been able to adequately prepare for the new test.

The Affirmative Action Debate
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Students Debate Affirmative Action Goals at Discussion

​At a discussion hosted by several cultural student groups, undergraduates debated merits of affirmative action policies in college admissions amid widespread scrutiny of Harvard’s own admissions process.

Luke Heine Map
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Midwest Club Creates Free Admissions Guide for High Schools

Looking to provide free college admissions advice for students in the Midwest, the Harvard College Midwest Club has created an online college guide.

Acceptance Letters
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In Fisher Amicus Brief, Harvard Defends Affirmative Action

In the 27-page brief, Harvard urged the Court to continue permitting the consideration of race as a factor in college admissions processes, arguing that a diverse student body is “a compelling interest that justifies race-conscious admissions in higher education.”

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Months In, Some Students Still Skeptical of Admissions Lawsuit

Alex J. Pong ’16, a Chinese American student who is a president of Harvard’s Asian American Association, said the lawsuit represents another attack on affirmative action, “just using a different lens this time.”

Acceptance Letters
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Harvard Joins Coalition To Offer Common App Alternative

Harvard will offer a new college application platform that positions itself as a more individualized alternative to the Common Application

Acceptance Letters
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Harvard’s Fate Still Uncertain After Princeton Admissions Case

Experts cautioned that Harvard—currently facing similar charges in a separate lawsuit challenging its use of affirmative action—is still not guaranteed a win.

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
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Admissions Office Fields Questions on Final Clubs

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said the all-male social organizations are “not consistent with the mission of the College."

General UC Meeting
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UC Reps Discuss Visitas Event Fair Application

"Check In" will allow admitted students to use the camera on their smartphones to scan barcodes assigned to individual clubs, which will automatically register them for emails.