Uncategorized | 4:32 pm | March 30, 2011 | By Emily Wanger

Further exploration of the Pell Grant question

Why are there so few Pell Grant students at the wealthiest American colleges? Yesterday, New York Times ran a piece about this question in the blog Economix. The entry picked up a March 27 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “Elite Colleges Fail to Gain More Students on Pell Grants,” which said that »

Uncategorized | 12:48 pm | February 24, 2011 | By Emily Wanger

Princeton also gets early admissions back

Apparently it’s not just Harvard. Ten minutes after the Crimson reported that Harvard is planning to reinstate early action for the class of 2016, the Daily Princetonian posted an article announcing Princeton’s decision to do the same. Of the Yale-Harvard-Princeton trio, Yale was the only one not to discontinue its early action program in 2006. »

Uncategorized | 11:34 am | February 24, 2011 | By Emily Wanger

Early action returns to Harvard

Harvard has decided to bring back early action. Applicants to Harvard’s class of 2016 will be able to apply early under a non-binding early action admissions program, the Crimson reported. The change comes after a year of reevaluating Harvard’s decision in 2006 to discontinue its early action program. Harvard Dean of Faculty of Arts and »

Uncategorized | 7:48 pm | February 17, 2011 | By Emily Wanger

300 will know they got into Harvard ahead of time

Three hundred Harvard applicants will receive early notification of their admission this year. Last week, Harvard Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William Fitzsimmons told the Crimson that Harvard will send out approximately 300 “likely letters” this year. This is on par with the number Harvard has sent out in past applications cycles, said Fitzsimmons, »

Uncategorized | 3:29 pm | February 11, 2011 | By Emily Wanger

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 »