Caltech Requirements for Regular Admissions

Question Finalists - Ranked Caltech for College Match Finalists - Did Not Rank Caltech for College Match Non-Finalist
Can I use my QuestBridge application in lieu of your regular application? No. Submit the Common App No. Submit the Common App No. Submit the Common App
What additional materials do I need to submit? Submit all required Common App components, including:
  • Caltech supplement
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
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If you have already sent your transcripts and test scores to Caltech as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them.
Submit all required Common App
components, including:
  • Caltech supplement
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info

Submit all required Common App components, including:

  • Caltech supplement
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report

More info

Is the application fee waived? Yes.
Please select the "Other" fee waiver option on the Common App and indicate that you are a QuestBridge finalist.
Yes.
Please select the "Other" fee waiver option on the Common App and indicate that you are a QuestBridge finalist.
No. 
You may request an application fee waiver through your high school counselor.
What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS Profile
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
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  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
What are the application deadlines? Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 3
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Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 3
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Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular Decision: Jan. 3
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Can I apply Early Action? No. No.
Students who participate in the College Match but do not rank Caltech may not apply Early Action.
Yes.
Adhere to normal deadlines.