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Seriously, Who Gets Into Harvard?

Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon March 31st, 2017

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
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Harvard University releases its admissions decisions for the 2017/18 school year today.  Is your child one of the chosen few receiving the coveted acceptance from Harvard or one of the other similarly selective Ivy League institutions?  If we’re being honest, the answer is probably not.  But why not?  Your child is a good student, right?  But how good is good Most students who apply to Ivy League institutions have strong academic records, but, realistically, the vast majority of applicants are going to be denied.  So what actually draws the line between a simply strong student and one who is competitive at the most selective colleges in the United States? Former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer and current college admissions consultant, Elizabeth Heaton, breaks down how to evaluate your child’s chances of admission to the Ivy League in her new series on the Huffington PostRead the first installment: Who Gets Into Harvard? College-App-Prep-101-CTA


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