William R. Fitzsimmons '67

Harvard Admissions Dean Touts ‘Transparency’ as Peer Institutions Hide Acceptance Rates

Harvard College Dean of Admissions William R. Fitzsimmons ’67 said in an interview last Thursday that the College is committed to “transparency” in releasing admissions statistics.

Charleston Interview (Admissions Office)

Harvard College Accepts 7.56% of Early Action Applicants to Class of 2027

Harvard College admitted 7.56 percent of early applicants to the Class of 2027, marking the second-lowest early acceptance rate in the College’s history.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions Consultants Praise College Board's Shift to Virtual SAT

Admissions experts welcomed the College Board’s move to shift the SAT to a virtual format, but described the change as an effort to stay relevant amid a rise in test-optional admissions policies.

Admissions Numbers Drop Analysis

Harvard College Admits 7.9% of Early Applicants to Class of 2026

Harvard College admitted 7.9 percent of early applicants to the Class of 2026 Thursday as its early acceptance rate remained markedly lower than pre-pandemic years.

Life on Campus
House Life

DSO Looks Ahead to Virtual Visitas, On-Campus Outdoor Programming

Administrators at the Dean of Students Office discussed their planning for a virtual iteration of the College’s admitted students’ weekend — Visitas — and potential College-sponsored outdoor activities in an interview last week.

Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
College Life

Harvard Removes Standardized Testing Requirements for Class of 2025 Applicants

Applicants to the College Class of 2025 will no longer need to submit any standardized test scores, according to a Monday note from Harvard’s admissions office.


Class of 2024 Petitions for Delayed Fall Semester over Online Semester

Members of the Class of 2024 sent an open letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow early Thursday morning urging Harvard to postpone its fall semester rather than holding classes entirely online if the coronavirus pandemic precludes in-person classes.

Steering Committee Discusses FOP's Future
Student Groups

August Pre-Orientation Programs Will Not Proceed as Usual Due to Coronavirus

Like much of the College’s programming, freshman pre-orientation programs aimed at helping incoming members of the Class of 2024 adjust to college life will not occur as normal due to the unpredictable patterns of the coronavirus.

University Hall
Student Life

Harvard College Pilots Pre-Orientation Leadership Institute

The Dean of Students Office is piloting a new leadership-oriented program for incoming freshmen this summer.

Admittedly Confused
Flyby Blog

How to Be a Good Visitas Host

Hosting a prefrosh for Visitas? Here are some tips to make sure that you give them the best experience possible!

Guide to Visitas Cover Graphic

Guide to Visitas 2019

Flyby Blog is proud to present the first annual Guide to Visitas. Prefrosh can check out this guide to find out everything they need to know about Visitas weekend.

Khurana Addresses Students
Flyby Blog

Visitas Advice from Around Harvard

Check out this Visitas advice from administrators, faculty, staff, and a student from around campus!

Which College Should You Choose Flowchart (Hint: Harvard)
Flyby Blog

Which College Should You Choose Flowchart (Hint: Harvard)

Last day of Visitas
Flyby Blog

Visitas Responsibly

Please, prefrosh: Visitas responsibly

Johnston Gate
Flyby Blog

Which College Should You Choose? (A Flowchart)

Our writers give you a flowchart to help you with your important decision concerning where to spend the next four years of college.