Each applicant to Harvard College is considered with great care. We consider each applicant to Harvard College as a whole person, and put enormous care into evaluating every application. We hope you will explore the information in this section to understand what we look for in our admissions process.
How to Apply
Submit your application through the Common Application, the Coalition Application, or the Universal College Application. Each is treated equally by the Admissions Committee. Complete and submit your materials as soon as possible to ensure full and timely consideration of your application. View our Application Tips for step-by-step information.
When to Apply
Early Action Deadline
Financial Aid Application deadline
Early Financial Aid Application deadline
Decision letters mailed
Mid - December
Early Auction decisions released
Reply date for Admitted Students
Regular Decision deadline
What We Look For
We seek promising students who will contribute to the Harvard community during their college years, and to society throughout their lives.