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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Illustration by Hannah Mittleman '20

Admission Impossible: Exploring the HW Admissions Process

Anusha Mathur March 1, 2019

After each interview, Senior Student Ambassador Co-Chair Sirus Wheaton ’19 always asks perspective Harvard-Westlake students how it went. One tenth grade applicant’s response, however, left him speechless....

Illustration by Spencer Klink '20.

High Stakes: The Race Begins

Kaelyn Bowers September 4, 2018

The Sporty Scientist: Mary* As a varsity athlete, Mary ’19 devotes the majority of her time toward after school practices and weekend tournaments. But even though her extracurricular options were limited...

Photo illustration by Sam Ko.

High Stakes: The first roll of the dice

Kate Schrage August 30, 2017

With the year's first issue of The Chronicle comes the first installment of High Stakes: a year-long profile of four anonymous seniors through their respective college processes leading up to an identity...

High Stakes: In Suspense

High Stakes: In Suspense

Sophie Cohen December 1, 2016

The Brain: Hoping to pursue his studies in the math and sciences, Sean* followed through with his original intention to apply Early Action to The University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology...

Upper school deans host college admissions workshop

Kelly Riopelle April 29, 2015

For the 35th year in a row, the upper school deans hosted a College Admissions Workshop April 23, designed to show students and their parents what the admissions process looks like. The event featured...

Percentage of senior class applying early drops

Marcella Park November 19, 2014

In a drop back down from last year’s record high of 93.4 percent, the number of seniors submitting early college applications hit only 89 percent this fall, Upper School Dean Beth Slattery said. "Last...

Rationalizing college dreams

Jacob Goodman October 14, 2014

There is too much advice in my life right now. And it’s all about college. My dean, parents, friends, other deans, admissions officers, are endless supplies of application edits, acceptance percentages,...

93 percent of seniors apply early to college

Sarah Novicoff November 13, 2013

In what may be the highest percentage yet, 93.4 percent of the senior class applied to colleges early decision, early action or both this year, upper school dean Beth Slattery said. That number is a five...

Under the Radar

Michael Rothberg December 19, 2012

For many years, colleges and universities have factored grades, teacher recommendations, test scores and essays into their admission decisions. However, according to a 2012 poll by Kaplan Test Prep of...

Seniors move on to regular decisions

Rachel Schwartz November 7, 2012

Doug*, The Brain  Doug submitted his single choice early action application to Princeton University more than a week ago and although he was excited, he does not feel much relief. "When I hit the submit...

Colleges push back early deadlines

David Lim October 29, 2012

More than two dozen colleges extended their Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines in the face of potential East Coast power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy that would prevent students...

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