Need-blind admission is a college admission policy in which the admitting institution does not consider an applicant's financial situation when deciding admission. There are many factors looked at when they consider students for admission but their ability to pay is not one of them.
Some colleges and universities that offer need-blind admission also will help cover a large amount, if not all, of the tuition with various financial aid programs and scholarships. But not all need-blind admission schools have funding available to cover full tuition. You will need to carefully review what the current policies are for each college you are interested in.
Admission policies also vary on whether or not students transferring from another college quality for need-blind admission. Some schools will only offer that to incoming freshmen while others offer it for everyone. Even more limited may be need-blind admission for international students.
The list of schools offering need-blind admission is constantly changing as well as the other policies associated with the admission process. When you are starting your application process be sure to check carefully any schools you are interested in to see if they:
- Is the college or university still a need-blind admission school?
- Do they include students who are transferring from another college?
- What and how much financial aid they will offer?
If you are interested in finding out more about need-blind admission contact the Center for Job Placement and College Opportunities office for an appointment.
Need-Blind Admission Resources