July 2021: Online application forms for US colleges go live on 1st August; Two ways of applying: Common App and Coalition for College; Tips and resources for students, teachers and recommenders; Making the most of summer 2021.
August 2021: Applying to US colleges for entry in 2022 (class of 2026) – an outline of the two main application platforms; Differences between the US and UK university application systems; Introduction to the Personal Essay and a full list of 2021/22 essay titles for the Common App and the Coalition for College – plus guidelines on how to answer them; Virtual USA College Day, 25 September 2021.
September 2021: How to register for Virtual USA College Day, Saturday 25 September; The most frequently asked questions at the Harvard stand; ‘It feels like a university again’ – first year students arrive on campus for the first in-person semester since March 2020.
October 2021: Harvard College updated application requirements 2021/22; What’s the difference between ‘Early Action’ and ‘Regular Action’ when applying to US colleges? – Harvard Admissions Office ‘whole person review’; What should I be doing now if I am applying to US colleges next year? -Links to the free online practice material for the SAT and ACT; SAT and ACT test dates and UK test centres for 2021/22.
November 2021: School Visits Programme January-April 2022; Sutton Trust US Programme 2022; Information for teachers and university advisers.
December 2021: Early Action admits to the Harvard Class of 2026; Standardized testing to be optional at Harvard for the next four years; What you need to be doing if you want to apply to US colleges; Newsletter 100th issue.
January 2022: Standardized tests – should I still take them?; World university rankings 2022; Researching US colleges; parental support for students applying to university.
February 2022: Financial aid at Harvard; Students share their personal financial aid stories; How financial aid works; Step by step process for international applicants; Worked examples using Harvard’s Net Price Calculator.
March 2022: Admissions decisions for Harvard Class of 2026 to be released on 31st March 2022; what to do if you are accepted, waitlisted or not accepted at a US college; essential tasks for future applications to American colleges; where to go for further information.
April 2022: Applicants to Harvard College up 6.6% on last year; Harvard to expand undergraduate financial aid this year; ‘welcome’ event for new admits and deferrals; information for students who have received offers of admission to US colleges; information for students applying to US colleges next year.
May 2022: First live Commencement ceremony since 2019; Harvard President Larry Bacow urges graduating students to embrace the unexpected; Jacinda Ardern warns that democracies can die; admissions update for 2023-26 application cycles
June 2022: School Visits Programme – book now for the autumn term; reception for Harvard Class of 2026; important information if you are applying to US colleges next year