May 2020: Enabling classes during pandemic through HarvardX; Harvard to decide on returning on campus or virtually for Fall semester by July; two UK Harvard undergraduates talk about coping with online classes; updated information on applying to Harvard next year; Reception for UK students admitted to Harvard; update on SAT and ACT test dates; statements by UK qualification authorities.
June 2020: Honouring the Class of 2020; Virtual Graduation Day, 28 May 2020; “Fair Harvard” – University-wide Commencement Choir; If you miss out on Harvard, what next? applying for US colleges.
July 2020: 40% undergraduates brought to campus in the Fall Semester; prepare for learning remotely; SAT scores not required for applicants for Harvard Class of 2025; additional question on COVID-19 on US college application forms; British student receives awards for work with First Generation Low Income students at Harvard.
August 2020: Start applications now for 2021 US college entry; differences between US and UK university application systems; different approaches to the personal essay.
September 2020: USA College Day goes virtual, 26 September; frequently asked questions at the Harvard stand.
October 2020: High turnout at Harvard booth for Virtual USA College Day; applying during Covid-19 restrictions; differences between ‘Early Action’, ‘Early Decision’ and ‘Regular Action’; what to do now if applying to Harvard next autumn; online practice material for SAT and ACT; SAT and ACT test dates for 2020/21.
November 2020: Virtual School Visits Programme; Harvard Club of the UK offers Q&A sessions for Harvard applicants during November and December; Application details for Sutton Trust US Programme.
December 2020: Early Action admits to the Harvard Class of 2025; actions for Year 13, Year 12 and Year 11 students.
January 2021: Researching US colleges; US equivalent of Russell Group universities and world university rankings; parental support for students applying to university; last chance to apply for the Sutton Trust US Programme.
February 2021: ‘Fair Opportunity Project’: US college application guides written by Harvard students; Standardised tests: an update; types of financial aid and scholarships for US colleges.
March 2021: Harvard planning for ‘full return’ to campus in Fall 2021; admissions decisions for Harvard Class of 2025 to be released on 6 April 2021; what to do if you are accepted, waitlisted or not accepted at a US college; effect of COVID-19 on US college admission requirements for the 2021-22 application cycle.
April 2021: Applicants to Harvard College up 43% on last year; ‘welcome’ event for new admits and deferrals; assessing future applicants amid continuing school exam disruption; information for students in the final and penultimate year secondary school students; information for secondary school students applying to US colleges in three years’ time.