2010 Harvard University fransfer

Common App


Transfer Deadline

Mar. 1 (F)

Essay Questions
Common Apps
  • Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (150 words or fewer, 1000 character maximum). 
  • Please provide a statement (250 words minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.
  • Include any additional information that you would like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualifications, etc. (1000 characters)
  • 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. (1000 characters)
  • What alternatives to transferring to Harvard are you considering? (1000 characters)
  • If you have earned or will earn credit for any college-level courses online, please list them here, including semester completed. (1000 characters)
  • Based upon your intended field of specialization, briefly outline your academic plans at Harvard College.(1000 characters)
  • Please describe your current postgraduate/career plans.(1000 characters)
  • Briefly discuss one book that has strongly influenced you. (800 characters)
  • Required Additional Personal Statement: In addition to understanding your reasons for seeking transfer admission to Harvard College, the Admissions Committee would like you to write about anything that would help us to know you better. (2000 characters)

  • SAT I or ACT: required 
  • SAT II: 2
  • Recommendation letter(s): 2 
  • Minimum credits
  • Others
    • Satisfactorily completed a minimum of one continuous academic year in a degree program at one college, and not more than two academic years of full-time college study.
    • A minimum of sixteen Harvard courses — typically four terms — are required for Harvard's A.B. or S.B. degree.
    • Students who have completed one full-time year of college in a regular degree program in lieu of their senior year of high school (under an early admission plan) should contact the Admissions Office before submitting an application.
    • Students are eligible to transfer only from a liberal arts curriculum that is similar to Harvard’s. Candidates whose education has been in a vocational, professional, technical or performance program will not ordinarily qualify for transfer admission.
  • Documents
    • The Common Transfer Application or Universal College Transfer Application
    • The Harvard Transfer Application Supplement
    • The $75 application fee or a fee waiver request
    • Official Transcripts—Secondary School
    • Official Transcripts—College
    • Standardized Testing-SAT I or the ACT 
    • 2 recommendation forms from faculty members or teaching assistants
    • The University's Official Report

Contact Info
  • Address
86 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
  • Phone: 617-495-1551
  • Fax: 617-495-8821
  • Email: college@fas.harvard.edu