September 2019: USA College Day, 27/28 September; application timeline; freshmen Harvard move-in.
October 2019: High turnout on USA College Day; application deadlines; 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 2019: 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 2019: Early Action admits to the Class of 2024; actions for Year 13, Year 12 and Year 11 students.
January 2020: 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 2020: ‘Fair Opportunity Project’: 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 and scholarships for US colleges.
March 2020: 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 2020: Harvard evacuated but Admissions Office still functioning; admissions statistics for Harvard Class of 2023; information for students in the final and penultimate year secondary school students; update SAT/ACT test dates; information for secondary school students applying to US colleges in three years’ time; statements by UK qualification authorities.
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: Honoring 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.