February 11th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Harvard considers reinstating early admissions

Harvard may bring back an early admissions program.

Yesterday, the Harvard Crimson reported that Harvard Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons said Harvard is reconsidering its decision to abolish its early action program.

“By the time spring comes around, we’ll have made a decision,” Fitzsimmons told the Crimson earlier this week. Fitzsimmons told the Crimson that Harvard had always intended to reevaluate the choice not to offer early admission after five years.

Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Virginia discontinued their early admissions programs in 2006. Yale, however, has continued to offer single-choice early action for applicants, a program it began in 2004.