Harvard accepts the Common Application, the Universal College Application, and the Coalition 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.


Typical Offer: IGCSE-A-Level

Admitted students typically will have excellent grades (A*/A with perhaps a B or two at GCSE, A*/A predicted in three or four A-level subjects (or D1, D2 or D3 on Pre-U)

Typical Offer: IB Diploma

 39+ on predicted IB (out of the total 45 possible)

School Report and Teacher Recommendations

Standardised Test (Optional)

  • For students who choose to submit standardized tests, we require standardized test scores from either the SAT or ACT (with or without writing).
  •  You are only exempt from the SAT/ACT requirement if these tests are not available in your country and traveling to take them is logistically or financially prohibitive.

Typical Offer: SAT scores are typically in the 600-800 range (out of 800 max) on each test; ACT composite typically would be in the 28+ range (out of 36 max)

English Language Requirements (Optional)

A strong knowledge of English is essential for successful study at Harvard, including the ability to understand and express thoughts quickly and clearly.  Although you are not required to take an English proficiency exam (such as the TOEFL, IELTS, etc.), you may submit scores if you wish to do so.

Supplemental Materials (Optional)

At the discretion of the Admissions Committee, supplementary materials—such as selected samples of academic work—may be evaluated by faculty. These materials are entirely optional.

International Interviews

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