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School Counselors


Connect Your Students with Harvard

The Admissions Committee considers counselors as invaluable colleagues and partners in the college selection and application process. Thank you for all that you do on behalf of your students.

Counselor Resources

Direct students to this site as they explore their college options in order to help them determine if Harvard is the right fit for their academic and extracurricular interests.

Share information about our generous financial aid programs and affordability efforts, which make the cost of attending Harvard comparable to flagship state universities for 90 percent of American families.

Help your students navigate the application process and application requirements (including information about high school curricular choices and standardized testing), and meet application and financial aid deadlines

If you have specific questions, need additional information, or would like to speak with the Admissions Officer who covers your area, we hope you will contact us.

Counselor-specific information

Request a CBO / High School Visit

If you are interested in bringing a group of students from a high school, community based organization (CBO), or other college access group serving students traditionally underrepresented in higher education, we would like to work with you to accommodate this request. Please complete this form at least 4-6 weeks prior to your requested visit date to inquire about availability, and someone from our team will be in touch with you within 7-10 business days.

We are unable to accommodate every group request, especially during school breaks such as winter break or spring break.

Harvard in Your Area

Each spring and fall, you can regionally join admission officers from Harvard and several peer institutions for updates from their campuses and admission offices. The majority of these programs will be open Q&A, and we can conclude with an optional spotlight program on writing recommendation letters, which serves as an additional learning opportunity should you be interested and available.

These meetings are open to high school counselors and counselors who work with students through community-based organizations and not-for-profit educational outreach programs [certified as 501(c)(3)]. These meetings are not open to independent counselors.