Petition Demanding Need-Blind Admissions for International Students at Stanford

Does Stanford University admit international students on a need-blind basis? No, they most certainly do not. And whereas some universities claim to admit international students (or all students) on a need-blind basis, we’ve got to give Stanford props for at least being forthright that it considers an international student’s ability … 

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2 Reasons Why Need Blind Admissions Is A Farce

The Need Blind Admissions Lie Were you told that a college to which you’ll be applying has a need blind admissions policy? That is, the college touted — maybe at an information session or during a tour — how they don’t factor in your family’s ability to pay the full … 

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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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Need Blind Admissions Is a Lie

Our Founder, Bev Taylor, has an article up today on “The Huffington Post” entitled “Need Blind Admissions Is a Lie.” It sure is. We figured we’d share this piece with our loyal readers so that they can gain a better understanding of why they shouldn’t buy the notion that colleges … 

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Need Blind Admission Does Not Exist

Recently, we wrote a piece about how need blind admission is a farce. This post led to a number of folks contacting us via phone, email, and in the Comments section. Many folks were angry (it should be noted that we don’t publish all Comments, that we reserve the right not … 

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Need Blind Admission is a Farce

Yes, you read that correctly. Need blind admission is a farce. A total, absolute farce. We’ve been saying it for years but we’ll say it again because you’d be amazed how many parents call us and ask, “Do you think the fact that I checked that my daughter needs financial … 

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Need Blind Admissions

Many universities — including the highly selective universities — profess to be “need blind.” That essentially means that they don’t take whether or not you can pay your tuition into account when deciding on whether or not you’re going to be admitted. But do you really believe that’s the case? … 

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