Update on Harvard Admissions
Cambridge is buried in snow, but the heat is definitely on at the Harvard Admissions Office. Harvard has received a record 37,305 applications for admission to the Class of 2019. Of these, 5,919 were received in the fall for Early Action consideration. 977 students were accepted during the Early Action phase.
In Southern Connecticut, this is always the most exciting time of the year. We had 332 applicants. Of this group, 56 applied for Early Action and 13 were admitted. Seven of those admitted students have committed to Harvard so far. Regular admission decisions will be distributed on March 31 and all students have until May 5 to make their final commitment.
We Need You!
Our Club's active role in the admissions process would not be possible without the help of dedicated alumni interviewers. The Club endeavors to interview 100% of the applicants from our area. This ambitious and challenging goal is highly worthwhile, especially because we receive increasing numbers of qualified applicants from non-traditional backgrounds. But we need more help! If you are not currently an interviewer, please consider joining our team for the fall of 2015. Click here to learn more about becoming an interviewer.
April 7: Reception for Admitted Students
The Club's Schools Committee will host a reception for all admitted students from 6-8:00pm at the Graduate Club in New Haven. All interviewers and all alumni who are interested in interviewing are welcome and encouraged to attend. Remember that many of the students may not yet have made their decision to attend Harvard. The reception is a great way to meet and welcome the newest members of the Harvard family. This event is FREE, but please RSVP here so we are ready for you.
June 10: Harvard Club Annual Dinner
*** Save the Date ***
The Annual Dinner is the culmination of the year for the Club. Held at the beautiful Mellon Arts Center on the campus of the Choate School in Wallingford, we will be celebrating the conclusion of our Club year and welcoming the Class of 2019 as well as presenting the five recipients of the Club's 2015 Summer Community Service Fellowships. Our guest speaker will be Bob Scalise, the Nichols Family Director of Athletics at Harvard. Bob will talk about the current state of Harvard athletics and what we can expect to see in the coming years. He will also explain the integral role that athletics play at Harvard today and Harvard's position in the fast changing landscape of college athletics in this country. Information on dinner reservations will be available soon.