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The Harvard Federation of Territorial Clubs unites in a
single organization the various clubs of students coming from
the same state or locality. In 1913, there were more than
a thousand men in the Federation, organized in clubs repre-
senting over thirty states, sections, and cities. The Federa-
tion has separate quarters in the Harvard Union.

These then are some of the many student activities at
Harvard. Every Harvard man should get into at least one
of these channels of activity during his first year and make
the most of the contacts and acquaintances he will thus form.
Life at Harvard College is rich in opportunity for friendship,
self expression, productive effort, and a broadening experience
of men and affairs to any man who will do the best there is in

Military training, which, since the declaration of war by
the United States, has been conducted at Harvard under the
best instructors, including officers of the French Army, has
added an important feature to undergraduate life. An officer
of the United States Army is assigned to Harvard College, as
well as the officers sent by the French Government. In
addition, courses in naval science, which will prepare for the
examinations for ensigns, have been given this year. These
are not likely to be needed hereafter. The Govern menl
Radio School, maintained by the Navy Depart menl in Har-
vard buildings, comprises souk; '5700 men. Their is also a

Government Cadet School for Ensigns. These, in addition to
the 1000 members of the Harvard Reserve Officers' Training
Corps, bring the total number of young soldiers and sailors
in training at Harvard to about 5000.


This military training and discipline has done much for
the Harvard undergraduate. Besides greatly improving the
physical condition and carriage of the average student, it
brings a new sense of responsibility and obligation as Ameri-
can citizens, a better response to authority, law, and order,
and a mixing of all sorts and conditions of young Americans
into one democratic mass, having one common aim. It is
probable that nearly 10,000 Harvard men are now engaged
in active military or war service in one form or another,
although the exact record is not yet completed.


A boy who is planning to attend Harvard should secure the
requirements of admission as early as possible in his school
course, and should study those requirements carefully and

The Terms of Admission to Harvard College are set forth
in detail in an official pamphlet which can be secured by
addressing the Chairman of the Committee on Admission, 20
University Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts. What to do in
order to get into the College is here briefly explained : —
Admission is secured by examination only, but the school
record of the last four years must be presented, and this
record is of much importance in determining the admission
of a candidate. The only examinations for admission are
those of the College Entrance Examination Board (address,
431 West 117th Street, New York, N. Y.), but the require-
ments for admission should be fully understood. It is desir-
able also to be familiar with the Board examination papers,
and these can be secured from Ginn and Co., Publishers,
Boston. These Board examinations are held in forty-two
states, and in the Canal Zone, Hawaii, England, and Switzer-
land — in one hundred and eighty different localities.


For Harvard, one may take examinations on the " Old
Plan," or, if the applicant's school record is approved, on
the "New Plan " (Comprehensive Plan). By the Old Plan
one should present himself in studies amounting to sixteen
and one-half units of school work. In not less than five
units a candidate should pass examinations with grades which
are satisfactory, as distinguished from grades which are
" merely passable." A part of these subjects is prescribed,
and sufficient additional subjects should be chosen from the
complete list (see official list) to make up the total of sixteen
and one-half units (or fifteen and one-half in case the candi-
date is offering both Elementary Latin and Elementary
Greek). For candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science
(S.B.) neither Latin nor Greek is required, but for the degree
of Bachelor of Arts either Latin or Greek is required. In the
College there is no distinction whatever, either as to courses
or as to membership in classes or clubs, between candidates
for the A.B. and candidates for the S.B. On the Old Plan,
candidates who fail to meet in full the requirements may be
admitted under " conditions " which require them to pass
certain examinations later, or to do extra college work. This
is not true of the New Plan.

To be admitted to Harvard College under the New Plan,
a candidate (1) must present evidence of an approved school
course satisfactorily completed, and (2) must show in four
examinations that his scholarship is of a satisfactory quality.
The subjects for examination are: (a) English; (b) Latin,
or, for candidates for the degree of SB., French or German
or Spanish; (


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