Boosting Under-Resourced and First-Generation Students into College

Flipped Admissions (aka Direct Admissions) enables students who would otherwise not be in college get the chance of a lifetime by “flipping” the traditional college admissions process. Your organization nominates prospective students you deem worthy of the opportunity into a flipped admissions pool, where NewU University offers them guaranteed admission and scholarships within 24 hours. Students don’t apply, don’t get rejected or waitlisted, and don’t need to provide SSN, government ID, tax, or immigration documents. This innovative admissions process eliminates access barriers for those who deserve to be in college but didn’t qualify or could not afford it otherwise. There is no obligation to enroll until the student decides. Make college possible for someone today – nominate a prospective student here.

Bringing Flipped Admissions to Washington, DC

Direct Admissions is Already Used by These Education Leaders:

  • EAB (the organization behind Naviance, RepVisits, Cappex), launched Project Greenlight last year in 6 major metropolitan areas across the US
  • SAGE Scholars launched FastTrak last year
  • Common App Direct Admissions launched 2 years ago
  • Niche launched Direct Admissions in November 2022
  • NewU is the only Washington, DC-based university to partner with both EAB and SAGE Scholars as part of their direct admissions programs, but DMV students were unable to benefit from these opportunities…until now!

Advantages of Flipped Admissions

Empowers public school educators, community-based organizations, government offices, and select invited counselors to put forward students who are at a disadvantage under the status quo highly selective, discriminatory, and elitist system even if prospective students:

  • Missed deadlines
  • Didn’t get into college
  • Got in but didn’t get adequate Financial Aid
  • Didn’t complete or can’t get FAFSA/Pell grant
  • Never thought could navigate the complex admissions process
  • Never thought could afford college

Eliminates college access barriers for students:

  • No deadlines and no cost
  • No test scores, no essays, no recommendation letters
  • No SSN, no tax, no immigration documents
  • No anxiety: never get a rejection letter, only get Letter of Admission and scholarships
  • No risk: Admission Letter is an invitation, not an obligation to enroll

How It Works

Identify

Counselor/Mentor identifies prospective students who can benefit

Nominate

Counselor/Mentor nominates one or more students into the Flipped Admissions Pool

Admit + $$$

NewU issues Admission and Scholarship Letters to each person in the Pool

Consider Offer

Counselor/Mentor discusses the NewU offer with their student

Enroll

Student chooses whether to secure the NewU admission and scholarship. No action needed otherwise.

Bachelor's Degree in 3 Years with No Student Loans

NewU is Designed to Support Those Who Need College the Most:

  • 80% of our students could not afford college if not for NewU
  • None of our students take student loans to afford college
  • 50% are African-American or Black, 40% Hispanic or Latino, and 10% are 2 or more races
  • 70% are DMV residents
  • 90% come from public high schools
  • Outcomes for current NewU students after our first semester: 94% retention and median college GPA > 3.2

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Only rising or current seniors or students who already graduated from high school (or equivalent) are eligible for the Flipped Admissions Pool.
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This field is optional. If you enter a range, we will send a Scholarship Determination Letter to the prospective student together with the Letter of Admission. If you do not have the income information, leave the field blank and we will invite the prospective student to apply for a scholarship separately. You can also encourage students to apply for a scholarship at https://newu.university/financial-aid. No SSN, tax, immigration, or any other documents required. Scholarship determination in 24 hrs or less.
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Do you know the student's Family Income for last year?
This field is optional. If you enter a range, we will send a Scholarship Determination Letter to the prospective student together with the Letter of Admission. If you do not have the income information, leave the field blank and we will invite the prospective student to apply for a scholarship separately. You can also encourage students to apply for a scholarship at https://newu.university/financial-aid. No SSN, tax, immigration, or any other documents required. Scholarship determination in 24 hrs or less.
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Your total family income from all sources (wages, tips, investments, etc.) for ALL members of your household. If you filed IRS Form 1040 for 2023, you can find this amount on Line 11 of that form as "adjusted gross income". If your parents/guardians have not filed taxes yet, ask them to estimate. Questions? Email [email protected].
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