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Harvard University - 2016

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Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

A long-standing objective of Harvard has been to make admission accessible to the most talented and promising individuals from the broadest range of backgrounds and geographic areas. Our policy of need-blind admissions and need-based financial aid ensures access to all qualified students. Harvard has adopted the Common Application or the Universal College Application to simplify the process of application. The following application forms are required: Common Application/Universal College Application; Harvard Application Supplement; Secondary School Report and School Report Part II; Two Teacher Evaluations; and Mid-Year School Report. Those students wishing to apply as transfer students must use the transfer application.

Application final deadline is January 1. Application fee is $75.

Harvard requires applicants to submit the results of either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT with writing component and, normally, the results of two SAT Subject Tests.

In addition, the following materials are needed to apply for all financial aid funds administered by the Committee on Financial Aid: CSS PROFILE; Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for US Citizens/US Permanent Residents only; Parents' Most Recent Federal Income Tax Return; Student's Tax Return; Noncustodial Parent's Profile and Tax Returns; Business/Farm Supplement (if applicable); and Estate or Trust Tax Return (if applicable).

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not require a separate application for those applicants interested in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Engineering.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

All applicants outside the U.S. and Canada follow the same procedures and timetables as candidates applying from schools in the U.S. There are, however, a few variations specific to students applying from aboard. Even if students are submitting the results of their school leaving exams (e.g., GCE A-levels, International Baccalaureate, etc.) they must submit the results of the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (with Writing, if available), and, normally, two SAT Subject Tests. These tests must be completed by the appropriate deadlines. If the applicant does not have access to a testing center, other internationally recognized credentials, such as the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and/or TOEFL, will be considered. A candidate whose first language is not English should not take the SAT Subject Test in his or her native language as one of the three required SAT Subject Tests. Students are not required to take the TOEFL unless they do not have access to other standardized tests.