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Preserve Need-Blind Admissions

Grinnell is considering abolishing its longstanding policy of need blind admissions for domestic students. This would allow the college to admit students on the basis of their family's wealth rather than their academic merit. In addition to being unfair, this would fundamentally alter the college's identity and betray its distinguished tradition of social justice. Few good intentions, or deeds, can compensate for an admission policy that implicitly favors the wealthy. Sign this petition today and tell Grinnell you care about its future:

"I believe need-blind admissions should be one of the few sacrosanct components of the College's fiscal calculus. We cannot as an institution purport to stand for social justice without incorporating it without compromise into our selection of students. The moment we begin admitting only as many students with need as the wealthy students can balance out is the moment we become an institution that is about wealthy students. And that moment is when we become just another ordinary college."

 

If you feel strongly about this, consider also sending an email to contactkington@grinnell.edu!


Letter to
Grinnell College
Preserve Need-Blind Admissions

Grinnell is considering abolishing its longstanding policy of need blind admissions for domestic students. This would allow the college to admit students on the basis of their family's wealth rather than their academic merit. In addition to being unfair, this would fundamentally alter the college's identity and betray its distinguished tradition of social justice. Few good intentions, or deeds, can compensate for an admission policy that implicitly favors the wealthy. Sign this petition today and tell Grinnell you care about its future:

"I believe need-blind admissions should be one of the few sacrosanct components of the College's fiscal calculus. We cannot as an institution purport to stand for social justice without incorporating it without compromise into our selection of students. The moment we begin admitting only as many students with need as the wealthy students can balance out is the moment we become an institution that is about wealthy students. And that moment is when we become just another ordinary college."