Question: I am an African-American male. I received a 23 on my ACT (12 on the writing portion), and I have a 3.8 GPA.My dream school is Morehouse College but it is becoming more and more evident that Morehouse is very expensive. I wanted to know if,with my profile, is it possible for me to get into a selective school and actually receive a substantial amount of money? Or if I would get accepted into any at all?

As an African-American male with a high GPA, you should be an attractive candidate at many colleges. You don't say if you come from a disadvantaged background or if either of your parents attended college. If you can answer “yes" to the first or “no" to the second, then admission officials may also allow you some “wiggle room," even if your ACT score is below the typical freshman median.

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