"For most of my academic career I had excelled, but it seemed as though I remained under the radar. I am so thankful that Questbridge noticed me and gave me the opportunity to learn with other high-achieving seniors at a renowned university. I believe the Pre-College Program at Notre Dame did a great job of exposing students to the freedoms as well as responsibilities of college life."
|Who Should Apply for the College Prep Scholars Program?|
We are looking for high school juniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges.
We do not have absolute criteria or cut-offs for GPA, standardized test scores, or income and we take a holistic approach in reviewing applications. When selecting College Prep Scholars, we try to answer the following questions:
Applicants must be high school juniors who are planning to apply to college during the fall of their senior year.
The College Prep Scholars Program is open to all:
International students living outside the U.S. are NOT eligible to apply.
QuestBridge takes all of the following factors into account when evaluating an application for the College Prep Scholars Program:
We seek students who have demonstrated a very high level of academic achievement. The academic characteristics below are based on past College Prep Scholars, and are not strict requirements or cut-offs:
College Prep Scholars typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. This is not a strict cut-off and we encourage students who feel they have faced significant financial hardship to review these financial details carefully to see if they may qualify.
All sources of family income are taken into account, including:
Students with divorced or separated parents must report the income of both biological parents, including the non-custodial parent. The only exception is when the student has not had contact with the non-custodial parent for an extended period of time.
All assets held by the family are taken into consideration, including:
Individual household circumstances are taken into consideration, including:
We also take the following factors into account when reviewing applications: