Prospective College freshmen often have to weigh a long list of concerns when deciding where to matriculate — location, academics, housing, social scene. Entrants to the Class of 2024 have one more: how their school of choice will handle the coronavirus pandemic.
As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic forces postponements, cancellations, and the possibility of online exams, higher education experts say colleges and universities should adopt flexible standardized testing policies for prospective students.
International Harvard College undergraduates could face uncertainty around travel, visa compliance, and immigration issues amid the coronavirus pandemic, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said in a March 28 interview.
In light of shrinking undergraduate applicant pools, admissions to a majority of Ivy League schools were less competitive for the Class of 2024 than in recent years.
Virtual Visitas — the College’s adapted online welcome to the Class of 2024 — kicked off on Wednesday, drawing both positive responses and constructive criticism from students who participated in the events.
To supplement “Virtual Visitas” — Harvard College’s now-online admitted students weekend — student groups like the Harvard Black Students Association have organized “Black Visitas” to welcome new admits to Harvard and provide them with information about student life.
Harvard College admitted more veterans and ROTC candidates to the Class of 2024 than last year, which Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 attributes to both greater interest from applicants and the College’s own outreach efforts.
‘A Great Initiative, But It’s Just Not the Same’: Class of 2024 Admits Weigh Pros and Cons of Virtual Visitas
Students admitted to the Harvard Class of 2024 said they saw both pros and cons to this year's "Virtual Visitas".
Harvard College accepted 4.92 percent of applicants to the Class of 2024, representing a total 1,980 admitted students of the 40,248 who applied.
Allowing Harvard hopefuls some reprieve as the world grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic, several of the University’s graduate schools have adjusted their admissions programming and application processes following the shutdown of many campus operations.
Harvard Business School will extend the deadline for its deferred-admission Master of Business Administration program in light of the escalating coronavirus pandemic to June 1.
Harvard College published a note to high school juniors Friday stating that applicants will not face penalties if they are unable to submit Advanced Placement test scores or SAT subject test results.
A nationwide decrease in the number of high school seniors could contribute to this year’s seven percent drop in applicants to Harvard College’s Class of 2024, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.
A total of 40,246 students applied to Harvard College’s Class of 2024, marking the lowest number of applications in three years.
Experts say Students for Fair Admissions' case against Harvard will likely continue for the foreseeable future after the organization submitted its appellate brief.
The DOJ asked a federal appeals court to overturn the October 2019 ruling which found Harvard does not discriminate against Asian Americans in admissions.
Anti-affirmative action group Students for Fair Admissions filed its opening appellate brief in federal court Tuesday as part of a longstanding lawsuit pending against Harvard over allegations that the College discriminates against Asian Americans in its admissions process.
Anti-affirmative action advocacy group Students for Fair Admissions sent a letter to the First Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday asking for the release of a briefing schedule in the appeal of its ongoing lawsuit against Harvard.
Beginning with a dean's decision to represent Harvey Weinstein and ending with a graduate student strike, 2019 was an eventful year at Harvard. Students pushed for change via protests, whether they called for an ethnic studies program or for divestment. Outside news touched campus, too, as University affiliates examined Harvard's relationship to Jeffrey Epstein. Here, The Crimson reviews ten stories that defined the past twelve months on campus.
A federal judge ruled in October that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies do not illegally discriminate against Asian American applicants — a decision coming nearly one year after a three-week trial brought national scrutiny to affirmative action policies at Harvard and its peer universities across the country.
A Department of Justice investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies remains ongoing, according to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Crimson last month.
Harvard College’s Admissions Office is “moving ahead” with the suggestions that Judge Allison D. Burroughs included in her ruling on Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, according to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons ’67.