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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Estimated percentage of students in the last 10 classes who were accepted into the early round of admission, according to the Deans Office.

Early Decision Insights

Hannah Shahidi, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2024

The Class of 2024 received their early admissions decisions last December, with 51 percent of the students who applied early applying to the same 14 schools, according to the Deans’ Office. There were...

Dreading Decision Day

Dreading Decision Day

Alden Detmer and Hannah Shahidi December 13, 2023

Walking onto the Quad on a December morning, Ava Weinrot ’23 could feel the tension among her classmates. It was the day her early decision (ED) result would come out. Only two days away from winter...

Typical college banners from the eight Ivy Leauge schools are being hung up next to each other. Illustration by Iris Chung.

Selection Secrecy

Georgia Grad and Hannah Shahidi August 26, 2023

Clarissa Brown ’24 had to make a decision. Waiting behind the tee box for her turn at golf practice, Brown was approached by her fellow teammate. When her teammate asked her where she was going to apply...

Illustration by Alexa Druyanoff

Together through the college process

Chronicle Staff October 3, 2019

With the end of first quarter approaching in early November, school is officially back in full swing. As the community settles into its normal routine, students’ workloads pile up higher and higher....

Illustration by Sam Ko

Crossing the Finish Line: Players get Early Decision results

Kate Schrage February 13, 2018

Early Decision results were released mid-December for our portfolio and athletic applicants, Audrey* and Nate*, leaving them with decisions in their hands. However, our service and audition applicants,...

Seniors apply to schools early, reach more than last year

Indu Pandey November 24, 2016

Seniors applied to colleges early action and decision by Nov. 15 in usual numbers, deans said. Roughly 95 percent of seniors applied early to at least one college, including early action schools, Upper...

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...

High Stakes: Episode 3

November 6, 2007

By Ali Pechman Last Wednesday, thousands of students ditched Halloween to click the “submit” button on their online Common Applications, backing up the server for hours.  Lindsey was...

Girls face higher bar at certain colleges

April 25, 2007

By Adam Gold When the admissions decisions for schools in the Ivy League were released on the Thursday before winter break, Chloe Searcy ’07 was anxious to hear from her first choice, Brown University. Searcy,...

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