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Jennifer Shin

"The QuestBridge application is free, and if you become a finalist, applying to other partner universities is also free. Besides the fact that QuestBridge removes the financial burden, it provides an application that focuses on low-income students' accomplishments while highlighting the hardships they endured. Applying to QuestBridge certainly benefits low-income students because colleges come to understand the challenges they have faced."

Irvine, CA
2011 National College Match Recipient
University of Notre Dame, Class of 2016


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Important Dates & Deadlines



 The 2014 National College Match application will open in August 2014.


Early August

National College Match application becomes available online.

September 27, 2013

National College Match application is due at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

October 14, 2013

  • College rankings and Match Agreement Form are due at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
  • Application for Quest for Excellence Awards, an optional supplemental section to the National College Match application, is due at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

October 22, 2013

  • Applicants are notified of finalist decisions via their Application Management pages.
  • Finalists are given instructions about how to proceed. Applicants not chosen as finalists (non-finalists) should proceed on their own with college applications. Non-finalists may also choose to apply to our partner colleges through QuestBridge Regular Decision.

November 4, 2013

November 5, 2013

Final college rankings and Match Agreement Form are due at
11:59 p.m. Pacific Time (if adjustments are necessary).

December 2, 2013

  • Finalists are notified of College Match results.
  • Students who are not matched may apply to QuestBridge's partner colleges through QuestBridge Regular Decision.
  • QuestBridge Regular Decision application forwarding request form becomes available online.

December 12, 2013

Regular Decision application forwarding requests are due at
11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.


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