Harvard, Princeton reinstate early admissions - KMOV.com

Harvard, Princeton reinstate early admissions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- Harvard and Princeton say they are restoring their undergraduate early admissions programs.

Harvard dropped its early admissions program four years ago, saying it wasn't easy for disadvantaged students to access and contributed to high school student anxiety. Princeton followed suit, hoping other schools would join in, but the idea didn't catch on.

The two schools announced Thursday that they will restore their respective programs. Both also say students accepted early will have until the regular spring deadline to decide whether to attend.

Harvard also says it is boosting financial aid to coincide with a nearly 4 percent increase in tuition. The total cost of attending Harvard next year is estimated at nearly $53,000.

It also pledged to improve recruiting of students from more modest economic backgrounds.

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