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Early Admissions By the Numbers
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Early Admissions By the Numbers

Early Admissions By the Numbers
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As Early Admissions Rise, So Does Pressure

With more students applying and being accepted early, admissions counselors and experts say that the admissions process has been pushed earlier and earlier in recent years.

Class of 2018 Admissions By the Numbers
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Class of 2018 Admissions By the Numbers

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Harvard Makes Admissions Offers to 5.9 Percent of Applicants to the Class of 2018

At 5 p.m., the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will send emails to 1,031 regular applicants receiving offers.

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Is Harvard Losing Its Grip?

Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania all saw a rise in their early application pools; Harvard was the only Ivy League school to face a decrease in the number of its early decision applications, by 3 percent.

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Students eagerly checked their emails for college admissions decisions early this December.

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Early Admits Celebrate College Acceptances

This December, students from all over the country and all over the world, celebrated not only the well deserved winter break, but also their acceptances into some of the country’s top schools.

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The Class of 2017 reflect on the day they received their acceptances to Harvard as they congratulate the new members of the Class of 2018.

Admissions Bliss
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Admissions Bliss

Members of the Class of 2017 remember the day they received their acceptances to Harvard as they welcomed the new members of the Class of 2018.

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Admissions Happiness

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Freshmen Reflect on Getting Accepted to Harvard

As the sun rose on last Friday, the air on Harvard’s campus was already humming with excitement as students prepared to welcome Harvard’s newest admits. Throughout the day, posts by students on the Harvard 2017 Facebook group nostalgically recalled when they themselves became prefrosh.

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Early Admissions Students Share Their Acceptance Stories

When Pierre D. Hirschler of New York City applied early to Harvard, he didn’t give much thought to the news he would soon receive in December.

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Most students who apply to colleges early get deferred and will be reconsidered for admission in the regular decision round.

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Early Action Acceptance Rate Increases to 21 Percent for the Class of 2018

The pool from which this year’s early admits were drawn decreased in size by 3 percent after a 15 percent increase between 2011 and 2012.

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Deferred? What Now?

If you are deferred, the college has essentially thrown your application back into the fire. A deferred application will be reevaluated with the regular decision applications and receive a yes or no decision sometime later in the year. The only good news is that there’s still hope. It is by no means an entirely negative thing and you shouldn’t think that it is.

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