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Application Requirements


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College Match | Options following the Match | Regular Decision

Additional Information

This page is in the process of being updated for the 2014 National College Match and the requirements may change.
Please check back in mid-August for updated information.

 

National College Match Requirements for:
Finalists who rank Bowdoin College

Deadline: November 1st
Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
1. Official Test Scores (optional)

SAT code: 3089
ACT code: 1636

Read more about Bowdoin's Test Optional Policy.

Students participating in the Match process need not submit official scores to Bowdoin College. If you would like to suppress your scores from your College Match application, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Those who are matched with Bowdoin should send an official score report in December to verify the information on the QuestBridge application.

If submitting scores, request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified that you are a Finalist. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

2. Official Transcripts

Mail or fax to the Admissions Office (see contact info in Additional Info below).

3.

2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3089
Available Oct. 1

Fee waivers may be available from the College Board when you register for PROFILE, or by contacting Zakaree Harris in the Bowdoin Admissoins Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2013 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Bowdoin using this cover sheet.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.
4. A copy of your parents’ 2013 federal income tax returns

A complete copy of your parents' taxes (2013) are required only if they filed a business tax return (i.e. Schedules C, E, F, Form 1065, Form 1120, and Form 1120S). Submit your parents' 2013 tax returns directly to Bowdoin using this cover sheet.

Mail or fax to the Student Aid Office (see contact info in Additional Info below).

Note: If admitted to Bowdoin, you are required to send to Bowdoin a copy of your 2013 U.S. Income Tax through the College Board's IDOC service. You will receive notification from the College Board in early 2015 regarding documents required for IDOC.

 


Options following the Match for:
Finalists who ranked Bowdoin College

I matched! Please review the scholarship details.

Early Decision Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Bowdoin through Early Decision II.

Interested applicants must contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  immediately after December 1st  to be considered.
Regular Decision Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

 


Regular Decision Requirements for:
Finalists who ranked Bowdoin College (but did not match to a binding college)
Finalists who did not rank Bowdoin College
Non-Finalists 

Deadline: January 1st

Remember to select Bowdoin on the Regular Decision Form through your QuestBridge account from December 1-11. Only check this off if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Bowdoin (see requirements below).

checkmark = indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
Finalists who ranked Bowdoin and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college) Finalists who did not rank Bowdoin Non-Finalists
Common Application with Bowdoin Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
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Official Transcripts checkmark
Update including recent grades
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Official Test Scores (optional)
SAT code: 3089
ACT code: 1636

Read Bowdoin's Test Optional Policy
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Only if new scores to report
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Mid-Year Report checkmark checkmark checkmark
Application Fee
2015-2016 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3089
Available Oct. 1
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2014 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms checkmark checkmark checkmark
FAFSA
Available Jan. 1
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Additional Information

FAQ (for College Match participants only)


Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail or fax official transcripts to:
Zakaree Harris
Bowdoin College
5000 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011
Fax: (207) 725-3101, Attn: Zakaree Harris

Fax  or mail federal income tax returns to:
Student Aid Office
Bowdoin College
5300 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011
Fax: (207) 725-3864


Bowdoin Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Zakaree Harris
Associate Dean
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Office of Admissions | Office of Student Aid