While the lawsuit involving Harvard undergraduate admissions continues to unfold, news outlets are reporting some of the information that has been released so far. Harvard admissions ranks students between a 1-6 in each admissions category, including using pluses and minuses to indicate being at the upper or lower end (ranking a 4+, for example). The Harvard Crimson article cited about 14 categories “including academic achievement, extracurricular involvement, athletic prowess, strength of character, up to four teacher recommendations, counselor recommendations, a “personal” and “overall” rating by staff, and a “personal” and “overall” rating by an alumnus.”

I’ll be curious to see what other details may become public about Harvard’s process, and what information will remain redacted. Read the rest of the article here and another article focused on the impact on Asian applicants here.



Author: jls
Founder of Point Of View Consulting, a higher education consulting and writing coaching business.

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