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Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Tentative Jan. 2019 Date Set for Admissions Lawsuit Trial

Allison D. Burroughs, a U.S. district court judge who is hearing the case in Boston, laid out a timeline for forthcoming stages of the lawsuit.

Admissions Office

Harvard Applicants No Longer Required to Submit SAT, ACT Writing Scores

​Harvard College will no longer require applicants to submit scores from the optional writing portions of the ACT and SAT beginning with the Class of 2023.

Admissions Office

Harvard Admissions Lawsuit Could Be Heard in Summer 2018

A pending lawsuit alleging Harvard’s admissions policies discriminate against Asian Americans may go to trial as early as July, according to a Friday case filing.

Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $30 Million to Ed. School Initiative

The initiative, called Reach Every Reader, will work to develop diagnostic screening and personalized education interventions for kindergartners susceptible to reading difficulties.

Admissions Office

Student Groups Call for Transparency in Legacy Admissions

Harvard students and alumni, along with organizations across 11 other colleges, called for greater transparency in the use of “legacy preferences” in a Feb. 14 letter.

Admissions Office

College Faces Criticism for Statements on Admissions and Student Protests

​Some are criticizing the Harvard College admissions office for its public response to concerns applicants will be penalized for participating in protests related to the recent Parkland, Fla shooting.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Harvard in the World

Harvard Foundation Criticizes Myanmar Leader

The Harvard Foundation called on Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi to better address her country’s ongoing persecution and expulsion of Rohingya Muslims.

Dean Fitzsimmons

Record 42,742 Apply to Harvard College

Harvard College received a record-breaking 42,742 applications for admission to the Class of 2022—setting a record for the fourth consecutive year.

Sally C. Donahue

Financial Aid Director Sally Donahue Leaves Legacy, Looks Ahead

Sally C. Donahue, the College’s financial aid director who helped launch the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, will retire in August.

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Drew Faust

Faust Raises Concerns About Higher Ed Act’s Changes to Student Aid

As Congress moves to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, University President Drew G. Faust raised concerns about the bill’s impact on federal financial aid at a Faculty meeting Tuesday evening.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

College Financial Aid Director Announces Retirement

​Sally C. Donahue, director of financial aid at the College and a senior admissions officer, will retire in August after more than 18 years in her position.

Admissions Office

Experts Connect DOJ Probe to Harvard Admissions Lawsuit

​The Department of Justice investigation into Harvard’s race-based admissions policies was likely prompted by ongoing civil litigation over allegations of discrimination against Asian-American applicants, according to several legal experts.

Admissions Office
Student Life

Experts Disagree on Motivation for DOJ Harvard Probe

As the DOJ probe into Harvard’s admissions practices stretches into at least its fifth month, experts disagree over whether the investigation is politically driven.

Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College Administration

Top DOJ Official Likely Involved in Harvard Admissions Probe

Justice Dept. emails obtained by a civil rights group show that a high-level department official helped oversee the department’s probe into Harvard’s admissions practices.

Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck
Visual Arts

Painting In Color

Stephen E. Coit ’71, a 69-year-old venture capitalist and entrepreneur, is working to improve the representation of people of color at Harvard—one brush stroke at at time.