how Picky are they?

<p>i was wondering how picky are colleges when it comes to things like, "check the box "yes" if you will need financial assistance, check "no" if you wont" what if you put an X in the box? i know this is a rediculous question, but how much will they care?</p>

<p>if you are asking whether or not they will look past you because you need financial aid, it is a difficult question to answer. I know for a fact that the ivys judge only on merit, and later they give need-based financial aid, other schools however, I cannot tell you.</p>

<p>I wouldn't worry about all.</p>

<p>I think you mean a check mark as opposed to an X?
I really doubt they care. I always use X, to me they're just like check marks.</p>