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Harvard University Writing Requirements


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Below is a list of required and optional writing questions for this school.  Depending on your answers to some questions you may be required to complete additional writing questions, so be sure to read all of the instructions within your application. 

First Year     Transfer

First Year

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
What specific plan do you have, if any, for using the education you hope to receive? Optional Long Answer 0/50
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. Required Long Answer 50/150
Your intellectual life may extend beyond the academic requirements of your particular school. Please use the space below to list additional intellectual activities that you have not mentioned or detailed elsewhere in your application. These could include, but are not limited to, supervised or self-directed projects not done as school work, training experiences, online courses not run by your school, or summer academic or research programs not described elsewhere. Optional Long Answer 0/150
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
You may wish to include an additional essay if you feel that the college application forms do not provide sufficient opportunity to convey important information about yourself or your accomplishments. You may write on a topic of your choice, or you may choose from one of the following topics:
- Unusual circumstances in your life
- Travel or living experiences in other countries
- What you would want your future college roommate to know about you
- An intellectual experience (course, project, book, discussion, paper, poetry, or research topic in engineering, mathematics, science or other modes of inquiry) that has meant the most to you
- How you hope to use your college education
- A list of books you have read during the past twelve months
- The Harvard College Honor code declares that we ""hold honesty as the foundation of our community."" As you consider entering this community that is committed to honesty, please reflect on a time when you or someone you observed had to make a choice about whether to act with integrity and honesty.
- The mission of Harvard College is to educate our students to be citizens and citizen-leaders for society. What would you do to contribute to the lives of your classmates in advancing this mission?

Please note: If you do not intend to provide a response to this optional question, you do not need to submit the writing supplement. If you encounter any problems submitting your application, please upload a document that says "Not Applicable" and hit submit.
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Transfer

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
This college does not have College-Specific writing questions. -- -- --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Briefly, please indicate the most influential factors in your original decision to attend your present college, such as location, cost, size of student body, only option, special program offered, Early Decision plan, etc. Required Long Answer 10/500
What alternatives to transferring to Harvard are you considering? Required Long Answer 10/500
Please indicate your field of specialization and briefly outline your academic plans at Harvard College. Required Long Answer 10/500
What are your current postgraduate/career plans? Required Long Answer 10/500
Briefly discuss one book that has strongly influenced you. Required Long Answer 10/500
 
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  • Topic #: 33011-4117
  • Date Created: 08/09/2017
  • Last Modified Since: 10/02/2017
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