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, with the University sending about 200 letters to athletes and approximately 100 letters to other students with “outstanding non-athletic attributes”.

In an e-mail on January 25, Deputy Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Jeremiah Quinlan said Yale would not disclose the number of likely letters it sends to applicants for “competitive reasons”.

Harvard will mail admissions decisions to the rest of its approximately 35,000 applicants in early April.