The newest offering is the College’s 50th field of concentration. Previously, students interested in the field received a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of science in the Engineering Sciences concentration on a special track.
The trial dominated news cycles, earning front-page coverage from national outlets and spurring papers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to publish articles explaining how Harvard evaluates high schoolers.
“It is entirely appropriate for them to believe that it would be wonderful if their children could also enjoy the same benefits that they enjoyed as students,” Simmons said of alumni of Ivy League institutions like Harvard.
Unlike in admissions cycles past, Harvard officials will abide by specific, written guidelines detailing how and when they may consider an applicant’s race when deciding whether to admit that student to the College's Class of 2023 this year.
The Division of Continuing Education has been almost entirely financially self-sufficient in recent years, raising money through tuition and other programming rather than relying heavily on money from the University endowment.