Ability to Pay and Admission

There’s an editorial in “The Dartmouth” by Meghan Hassett entitled “Needlessly Changing Policy” that we thought we’d discuss with our readers. The piece focuses on Dartmouth’s decision to switch from need-blind for international applicants to need-aware. Hassett opposes Dartmouth’s decision to consider an international applicant’s ability to pay when deciding … 

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Need Aware Admissions Policies

If you’re a regular reader of our college admissions blog, you know where we stand on the issue of need-blind admissions. It’s a total, absolute farce. While many colleges purport to be need-blind, no college is truly need-blind. And if an admissions officer tells you to the contrary, you can … 

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