Antonio Jose Vielma
"Low-income students should apply to college through QuestBridge because there is nothing to lose! QuestBridge allows you to show college admissions officers another side of you that they might not have seen. Plus, the college process is done way before everyone else's."
|Early Application Policy|
The National College Match is a binding, early admission program similar to Early Decision. In traditional Early Decision programs, a student can apply to only one college through Early Decision, and if admitted, agrees to enroll at that college and withdraw applications to other colleges. Though the College Match, students can select up to eight QuestBridge partner colleges that they rank in order of preference. If admitted to one of their ranked colleges with a College Match scholarship (i.e. "matched"), they agree to enroll at that college and must withdraw any other college applications.**
Students can only be "matched" with one school: the highest ranked college on their list that admits them with a scholarship. Because of the binding nature of the College Match process, applicants must abide by the following policies:
**With the exception of four non-binding partner colleges: MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale. For these schools, matched students are not obligated to attend the school, and may apply to other schools through Regular Decision and wait until the spring to decide where to enroll.
Exceptions to the QuestBridge Early Application Policy:
For questions on our early application policy, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
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