September 2018: USA College Day; application timeline; new Harvard programme for students from under-represented backgrounds.
October 2018: Review of USA College Day; application deadlines and differences between ‘Early Action’, ‘Early Decision’ and ‘Regular Action’; essential tasks for Year 12 students; SAT subject tests; SAT and ACT test dates and test sites.
November 2018: School Visits Programme; Application details for Sutton Trust US Programme; teachers and advisers – what you need to know; Common Application Form; Universal College Application; the Coalition.
December 2018: Early Action admits to the Class of 2023; actions for Year 13, Year 12 and Year 11 students; school visits by Harvard outreach team.
January 2019: 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 2019: New US college application guides written by Harvard students; Standardised tests: SAT or ACT, including registration deadlines and free online practice tools; types of financial aid for US colleges.
March 2019: What to do if you are accepted, waitlisted or not accepted at a US college; what Year 12 students should be doing now if they are applying next autumn; what preparations Year 11 students should be making; inside Harvard dorms: roommates share their stories.
April 2019: Deadline for accepting offers of admission; record numbers of applicants for Harvard Class of 2023; SAT/ACT test dates; test day checklist; choosing between the SAT and ACT; Harvard Housing Day 2019.
May 2019: Reception for UK students admitted to Harvard; Harvard Student Innovators; MOOCs; advantages and disadvantages of MOOCs; tips for taking online classes; Michael Sandel’s course, Justice.
June 2019: Harvard UK Outreach – School Visits Programme; Harvard Commencement and photographs; applying for US colleges.
July 2019: US application forms soon live online; three methods of applying to US colleges this autumn; make good use of your summer holidays.
August 2019: Start to put together your application during August; differences between US and UK university application systems; different approaches to the personal essay; advanced notice of USA College Day, 27/28 September.