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Which colleges waive the application fee if you apply online?

saaaaarahsaaaaarah Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
edited August 2013 in Parents Forum
Lynchburg College
Northern Illinois University
University of Detroit Mercy
Centre College

...Can we expand on this list or is there a list already done before? Thanks.
Post edited by saaaaarah on

Replies to: Which colleges waive the application fee if you apply online?

  • STRAWBeRRYred89STRAWBeRRYred89 Registered User Posts: 472 Member
    i think Drexel did.
  • scarfmadnessscarfmadness Registered User Posts: 469 Member
    Simmons College in Boston (for women)
  • nikrudnikrud Registered User Posts: 227 Junior Member
  • abisteabiste Registered User Posts: 270 Junior Member
    Carleton waives the fee.
  • unwritten02unwritten02 Registered User Posts: 607 Member
    Sewanee, Hamilton, U Scranton
  • ohh miss zannaohh miss zanna Registered User Posts: 2,866 Senior Member
    Some of the Seven Sisters: (all women)
    Mount Holyoke
  • patsmompatsmom Registered User Posts: 4,180 Senior Member
    This website may be somewhat out of date but it was very helpful. It has a list of colleges that offer free applications.

  • walkinghomewalkinghome Registered User Posts: 7,701 Senior Member
    Many of my son's colleges waived them if you visited or applied on line. Does it matter? One wouldn't apply to a college just because the fee was waived would they? And if someone is considering applying to a college that information would be available on the website.

    My son got many free application invites via e-mail starting in the fall of senior year and continuing into the Spring. Many were from colleges that he had not visited but were similar or close to ones he had visited or applied to so we suspected that they shared lists. For instance, he visited and applied to Champlain College in Burlington, VT and was offered a free app for UVM. He applied to Roanoke College and was offered free apps at Randolph-Macon and Lynchburg. He visted RIT and got free app offers from a couple of other privates (Keuka and Alfred?) up there. Pretty smart marketing on the colleges part but I didn't like the idea that my e-mail was offered up like that. Of course son gave all the colleges MY e-mail address.
  • BandWBandW Registered User Posts: 144 Junior Member
    When my older son applied to U of Rochester two years ago, they waived the fee if the application was online. My younger son is applying this year and they no longer waive the entire fee. The online apps are now $20 (vs $60).

    If colleges offer free apps, they may end up with more applications and enhance their selectivity as a result. I wonder if this factors in to their equation.
  • advantagiousadvantagious Registered User Posts: 1,221 Senior Member
    kathiep, while I wouldn't (didn't), some people would apply to a college based MAINLY on the fact that the fee was waived. I would think that this would be especially true for kids who were moderately interested in X college before, but weren't going to apply under normal situations--having the fee waived pushed them into the apply category. Some people might also start to consider a college that offers to waive their app fee. I think it also happens that the fee waiver often accompanies an easy, specialized/priority/whatever application, which helps to convince some kids. Personally, I just took it as a nice perk that 3 of my schools (Carleton, Wellesley, and Case Western Reserve) waived their application fee.
  • cornfedcornfed Registered User Posts: 122 Junior Member
    Grinnell.If looking for woman's college then Agnes Scott.
  • altmomaltmom Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    Union College in New York
  • Lafalum84Lafalum84 Registered User Posts: 7,532 Senior Member
    Colby waives fee for online and for students from Maine.
  • ForTotoForToto Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Kenyon in Ohio
  • mominvamominva Registered User Posts: 2,779 Senior Member
    Trinity U in San Antonio
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