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Harvard's breaking wave

Over this past weekend something like 1,400 pre-Frosh (the present students' term) invaded Harvard Square and the campus to see if they were going to accept HU's offer to become members of the Class of 2020, starting in August. The uni dined them and partied them and let them sit in on classes (providing they were quiet as mice.) Present students did lots of meet-'n'-greet and sang the praises of the College.

I think it's a no-brainer, why would there be any doubt if you are one out of five, counting every hundred applicants, who got accepted and the other 95 got rejected (thousands of applicants got told to go away); when you had a chance at a free ride of 60,000 USD/year if you qualified (that's a cool quarter-million over four years); when you had a chance to use the facilities at the richest private university in the world; #1 or #2 in academic ratings in America, ditto the world?

Well if you turn Harvard down there is always somebody else trampling on top of you to take your place.

For a real feeling on how it looked to a junior in HS, applying to The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington USA, in the Class of 2014 --- and what she was told --- are found in these crosspostings:

http://kiota.livejournal.com/34242.html
http://kiota.livejournal.com/34305.html
http://kiota.livejournal.com/34912.html

Back in her day, Ki applied to Harvard, got rejected, applied to Evergreen, got accepted. It was a perfect fit for her. I worked with her on some creative projects over the net and, later on, met with her personally for a few days on a visit out there.

Blessings Be.

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