What does colleges mean by “need-blind,” and is college overseas more affordable?

Are Colleges Truly Need-Blind?

Are Colleges Truly Need-Blind?

The path to college.
Nov. 12 2015 4:20 PM

Getting In: Defining “Need-Blind,” and Bargains in Europe

Host Julie Lythcott-Haims answers more listener questions.


Listen to Episode 3C of Getting In.


Host Julie Lythcott-Haims and Amy Young, director of college counseling at Avenues, answer listener questions. A father wonders if colleges are truly need-blind. An expat in Italy suggests that American families should seriously consider the much more affordable option of college abroad. And a mom raising her daughters overseas asks how colleges view kids coming out of international schools and International Baccalaureate programs.

Plus some of our Getting In seniors update us on all the tests they’ve been retaking this fall.

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