Admissions

Dean Fitzsimmons Discusses Class of 2019 Regular Admissions
College

Harvard Admissions Officers Rarely Consider Applicants’ Social Media

Harvard admissions officers rarely consider the social media pages of applicants during its review process, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.

Central Administration

University Will Not Prefer Antiguans and Barbudans in Admissions

The Chief of Staff for University President Drew G. Faust said Harvard Law School will not reserve spots for students from the country as compensation for a 19th century Harvard donor’s ownership of Antiguan slaves.

College

The Harvard Admissions Lawsuit, Explained

Here is what you need to know about the affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard.

College

Students File Brief Defending Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policies

A group of current and prospective Harvard College students have filed an amicus brief in support of Harvard’s race-conscious affirmative action policies in an ongoing lawsuit between Harvard and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions.

Meet Michael P. Burke, The Registrar
Student Life

Demand for Student Admission Files Created ‘Significant Administrative Burden’

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Registrar’s Office has dedicated a single person to respond to substantial demand from students requesting to view their admissions files.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Central Administration

Data from Thousands of Harvard Applications to Become Part of Lawsuit

​Application data for hundreds of thousands of people who applied to Harvard College will be given to a group suing Harvard for allegedly discriminating against Asian American applicants, the University told those students in an email Thursday.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College

Harvard Files Motion to Dismiss Admissions Lawsuit

Harvard motioned Friday to dismiss an ongoing lawsuit alleging race-based discrimination in its admissions processes, arguing that the plaintiffs in the case—anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions—lack grounds to litigate on behalf of its members.

Student Groups

Harvard Students Help Create Unofficial Admissions Guide

​A group of students from Harvard and several other universities have produced and distributed a free college admissions guide to about 40,000 public school leaders nationwide.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Admissions

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

The Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid located at 86 Brattle Street.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Race

Harvard to Release Six Years of Admissions Data for Lawsuit

Harvard must produce “comprehensive data” from six full admissions cycles for use in the pending admissions lawsuit between the University and anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions following a court order filed Tuesday.

Admissions

Race-Based Admissions Lawsuit Moves Through Discovery Phase

Currently, Harvard’s case is still in the process of discovery, a stage during which both parties can request information from one another to use in subsequent court proceedings.

Harvard Admissions and Financial Aid Snapchat
Admissions

Harvard College Admissions Joins Snapchat

Featuring Snaps from different student coordinators each day, the account provides a refreshingly personal and interactive view of campus life.

Massachusetts Hall
Admissions

With Fisher Ruling on the Docket, Future of Harvard Admissions Litigation Unclear

​Though Harvard administrators rejoiced after the Supreme Court upheld race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Texas, it is unclear whether the decision will similarly apply to Harvard as it fights to protect its admissions policies in court.

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Admissions

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College Administration

Investigating Harvard Admissions: The 1990 Education Department Inquiry

​As a lawsuit alleging discrimination in Harvard’s admissions practices remains delayed—awaiting a Supreme Court decision on the related affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin—the College’s use of race as a factor in admissions decisions has once again come under scrutiny.