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Application Requirements 

Dartmouth College
National College Match Application Requirements
for College Match Finalists

 

If you have ranked Dartmouth College as one of your choices for the QuestBridge National College Match, the following Application and Financial Aid materials must be submitted to the college as soon as you are notified of your finalist status on October 22. It is highly recommended that you begin this process in early October.

  • The deadline to submit these requirements is November 4, 2013.
  • If you do not submit the required materials by November 4, 2013, Dartmouth may choose not to consider your application for the College Match.
  • If you are participating in the National College Match, please do not submit any regular decision materials until the Match process has completed.
  • If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, please review the college-specific requirements for QuestBridge students who wish to apply through the Regular Decision process.
  • Please note:  Finalists who rank Dartmouth for the College Match, but are not matched with Dartmouth or another binding college, may be offered the option of receiving an Early Decision admissions decision.  Eligible applicants will receive an e-mail in early December with more details and instructions.  All other applicants will be considered for Regular Decision.  Please contact Dartmouth if you wish to withdraw your application.


Please review the FAQ for QuestBridge Students Applying to Dartmouth.

Required Application Materials

1.

The Common Application with Dartmouth Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents (including official transcripts, secondary school report, and teacher recommendations).
Complete the Common Application online here.
Select the "Regular Decision" option on the application (not Early Decision). Please request a fee waiver; the application fee will be automatically waived for QuestBridge Finalists. Non-finalists who wish to apply through Early Decision or Regular Decision will be asked to pay the fee, or request consideration of the fee waiver when applying. Be sure to select QuestBridge in the CBO section of the Common Application.

2.

Official Test Scores
Request official score reports from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified of your QuestBridge finalist status on October 22. You should not use the "rush reporting" service.
SAT code: 3351
ACT code: 2508
For more information about testing and testing deadlines click here.

2.

Official transcripts 
Transcripts and other school materials should be submitted electronically through the Common Application website.  Students will have the opportunity on the Common Application website to invite their teachers and counselor to file their forms electronically.  Documents sent by fax should be sent to: (603) 646-1216

 

Required Financial Aid Materials

1.

2014-2015 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (including Noncustodial PROFILE, if applicable) 
CSS PROFILE online
(Available October 1)
Dartmouth's CSS code: 3351

Please note: Students may receive a request from the Financial Aid Office for additional information. If you do not receive a request, the Financial Aid Office has enough information to provide an estimated financial aid award at the time of admission. A request for additional information should not be interpreted as an indiciation of a pending National College Match decision.

2. 

A copy of your parents’ 2012 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments,W-2s, and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. Submit directly to Dartmouth using this cover sheet.

Fax or mail the documents to:
Financial Aid Office
Dartmouth College
6024 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Fax: (603) 646-1414
 3.

The CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement, if your parents own a farm or business.
Available here.

 4.

 If your parents are separated or divorced:

a. 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.

b.Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2012 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Dartmouth 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. Your request must include a statement from a third party who can verify your situation. The Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition is available online at

 


 

Dartmouth College
Regular Decision Application Requirements

You may apply to Dartmouth via Regular Decision by completing the steps below.

  • Request Regular Decision application forwarding on your "Application Management" page between December 2nd and December 12th.
  • Submit all required additional materials depending on your status below.
  • All additional materials are due by the Dartmouth Regular Decision deadline of January 1st, and you will be notified of the admissions decision according to their normal deadlines.
  • Please note that if you plan to apply to Dartmouth regular decision, you must submit the Common Application.  Forwarding your QuestBridge application is not sufficient for regular decision consideration.  If you do not submit a Common Application, you will not be considered for regular decision admissions.
  • Please note:  Finalists who rank Dartmouth for the College Match, but are not matched with Dartmouth or another binding college, may be offered the option of receiving an Early Decision admissions decision.  Eligible applicants will receive an e-mail in early December with more details and instructions.  All other applicants will be considered for Regular Decision.  Please contact Dartmouth if you wish to withdraw your application.

 

Question Finalists - Ranked Dartmouth for College Match (but did not match with a binding college) Finalists - Did Not Rank Dartmouth for College Match

Non-finalist

Can I use my QuestBridge application in lieu of your regular application?

No.
Submit the Common Application
You may use Essay #1 or #2 from your QuestBridge application for the Common App.

Finalists who rank Dartmouth for the College Match, but are not matched with Dartmouth or another binding college, may be offered the option of receiving an Early Decision admissions decision.  Eligible applicants will receive an e-mail in early December with more details and instructions.  All other applicants will be considered for Regular Decision.

FAQ for QuestBridge applicants

No.
Submit the Common Application
You may use Essay #1 or #2 from your QuestBridge application for the Common App.

FAQ for QuestBridge applicants

No.
Submit the Common Application
You may use Essay #1 or #2 from your QuestBridge application for the Common App

FAQ for QuestBridge applicants

What additional materials do I need to submit?
  • Peer Evaluation
  • Submit all required Common Application components, including:
  • Dartmouth Supplement as part of the Common Application
  • Teacher recommendations (2)
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing official score report
  • Two SAT Subject Tests official score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More Info

If you have already sent your test scores to Dartmouth as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them. Please have your high school submit an updated transcript, if available, with the Mid-Year Report. Refer to the FAQ for QuestBridge applicants for additional info.

  • Peer Evaluation
  • Submit all required Common Application components, including:
  • Dartmouth Supplement as part of the Common Application
  • Teacher recommendations (2)
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing official score reports
  • Two SAT Subject Tests official score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More Info
  • Peer Evaluation
  • Submit all required Common Application components, including:
  • Dartmouth Supplement as part of the Common Application
  • Teacher recommendations (2)
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • SAT reasoning Test or ACT with Writing official test score reports
  • Two SAT Subject Tests official 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. Students may request fee waivers through their guidance counselors.

What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
What are the application deadlines?
  • Early Decision: Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
  • Early Decision: Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
  • Early Decision: Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
Can I apply Early Decision? No.  However, Finalists who rank Dartmouth but are not matched with Dartmouth or another binding college, may be offered the option of receiving an Early Decision admissions decision.  Eligible applicants will receive an e-mail in early December with more details and instructions. No.

Yes. 
Please adhere to normal deadlines and requirements.

 


 

Dartmouth's Testing Requirements

Each of our partner colleges has different requirements for standardized tests that students must take in order to be considered for admission. Please review the testing requirements for Dartmouth below. Refer to the National College Match Requirements (above) for instructions regarding submission of test scores to the colleges.

Must take one of the following combinations:

  • SAT Reasoning Test and 2 SAT Subject Tests; or
  • ACT with Writing and 2 SAT Subject Tests


**TOEFL or IELTS score is required for any applicant whose first language is not English. Learn more about Dartmouth's testing requirements.

 

Please see our Standardized Testing page for a complete list of the standardized tests and testing deadlines required by each QuestBridge partner college.