How I Got Into Harvard with full Financial Aid
Ana Angelovska, a senior from NOVA high school in Macedonia, received a full scholarship at Harvard and shared her success story with high school students at the American Corner Skopje on April 29th, 2010.
Key points she mentioned that contributed to her getting accepted, other than academic performance and test scores, include:
- a carefully crafted personal statement;
- obtaining references from several sources, including: teachers, her college counselor, and a community service coordinator;
- highlighting her volunteer and community service experiences as extracurricular activities.
What was the biggest challenge for Ana?
“For me, the most challenging admission process was the writing of the supplements, because some schools do not make interviews, and those supplements are the only glimpse of your personality that you input in your applications. All of the rest is grades and data.”
She recommends starting your college search early and devoting enough time to prepare the application package.
Watch the complete video at : www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HnxjM2ZkHI
See also other interesting video at www.youtube.com/EducationUSAInd