Although far more brilliant Crimson articles have been written about this momentous occasion in the past, today, Tuesday, March 31st, 2015, is forcasted to be a clear-skied, sunny day with temperatures reaching as high as 50 degrees. It is also a day that many high school seniors have been anxiously anticipating for months, as Harvard releases its admissions decisions for the Class of 2019. Previous years’ acceptances have elicited vomiting (this was fake), screaming, crying, even a shrug after being accepted to all the Ivies (we haven’t forgotten your mistake, Kwasi Enin).
For high school seniors, admissions decisions will be released through an admission portal after they receive an email that decisions have been posted. A record number of students applied through the Early Action program with 977 acceptances, and it is not known the exact number of students that will be accepted in the regular admission cycle. The Class of 2018 has approximately 1600 students. In the past, admitted students have been linked to a separate website with a video of Mark Zuckerberg welcoming them into the college, along with a host of materials about the freshman welcome weekend, Visitas, and visiting the school.
For desperate students waiting for results today, we are sorry that Flyby cannot offer more #insidertips. We wish you the best of luck and hope that you’ll be smart enough to choose Harvard out of all of your options! For Harvard students, WAKE UP FROM YOUR LAMONT DAZE! The kid who helped you on your lab reports when you idiotically decided to take five APs your senior spring is about to join YOU! For those lucky enough to have applied and been accepted in the early pool, today will be a day where you watch as your new fellow classmates gleefully flood onto the Class of 2019 Facebook page with posts like, “I have been accepted into Stanford, Yale, and Harvard. What should I do?!” while you roll your eyes because you’re an early kid and you already know what the right decision is. No matter who you are, today is a day that matters. Good luck, we’re cheering for you!