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Everytime you visit Hopeless to Harvard, you’ll leave with one less mistake in your admissions strategy

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A little about me

I’m a Stanford Class of 2008 graduate.

Over the past 4 years, I’ve collected the exact applications of over 200 students that got into ALL the Ivy League schools (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, and UPenn), plus Stanford and MIT.

These are real, and they’re complete – from essays to brag sheets, from the full Common App to supplemental apps to even the full freshman apps for Columbia and MIT.

It took forever to get, but ultimately these newly-accepted Ivy League students were willing to help others. And now, you can get access to 50 of them, fully scanned and searchable. They’re included as a bonus in my course.

“I’m a high school junior and have been avidly reading your blog–thanks for the great advice! It’s really helped me focus in on my passion” – Brent Harris

Please email me if you’d like to get in touch. To be honest, I get pretty inundated with email so to ensure that you get a helpful response:

1) Ask me only one question – not 15 as most of you want to do

2) Ask me something interesting that hasn’t been covered in the blog. Before you do that, read the articles!

“I came across your web site and I have to say that it was very helpful and answered a lot of my questions.” – Silvia Hoffmann

Thanks for visiting the site, and I look forward to hearing your stories of student life at Harvard, Stanford, and other top schools!