"For low-income individuals, QuestBridge can alleviate the stress that comes from financial issues such as fees for applications and more. Furthermore, QuestBridge allows students to highlight achievements that some people brush over, such as overcoming financial problems like divorce and homelessness. QuestBridge allows low-income students to realize their dreams with one fewer obstacle."
|Application Process: QuestBridge Regular Decision|
Admission through QuestBridge's Regular Decision process is not binding and does not come with a guaranteed financial aid package; however, because all of our partner colleges are committed to meeting financial need, many finalists are admitted to our partner colleges each year with very generous financial aid. More than 1,300 QuestBridge applicants were admitted to our partner colleges last year through the Regular Decision process, and were able to attend their school very affordably.
You may apply to our partner colleges through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process if you:
A note about applying to QuestBridge for the Regular Decision process only: If you apply to QuestBridge but do not rank colleges, you must still submit your application by September 27. If you become a finalist, the application fees to all of our partner colleges are waived. You may apply to as many of our partner colleges as you like, but you must also adhere to each school's individual submission requirements and deadlines. Once your application is sent to the partners you indicated for the Regular Decision process, you will hear from the schools directly regarding your admission status. Applying to our partners through the Regular Decision process does not make you eligible for the full four-year guaranteed College Match scholarship; however, many students who are admitted to our partner colleges through the Regular Decision process are still awarded very significant financial aid.
Finalists who are not matched through the College Match are encouraged to apply to QuestBridge partner colleges through our Regular Decision process. It is important to understand that each college is only able to offer a small number of College Match scholarships. If you are not matched with any of the colleges you ranked, it is NOT the same as being rejected by the colleges. It simply means that the college decided not to admit you early with a guaranteed full College Match scholarship.
The QuestBridge Regular Decision Process
1. Submit the QuestBridge National College Match application by September 27. For complete information on the application process, please see the National College Match application process page.
3. In December, decide which partner colleges you would like to apply to for the QuestBridge Regular Decision process. You may apply to any number of our partner colleges that you like, even schools you ranked.
5. Review the Regular Decision Requirements and submit the required materials to each school by their deadlines. In order for your application to be complete, each school has additional materials you will need to submit in addition to having your QuestBridge application forwarded. (You may need to submit additional materials even if you ranked a college for the College Match process.) Some schools require you to fill out and submit the Common Application in addition to the QuestBridge application, so please review this information carefully for each school you are applying to through the Regular Decision process. You can view these requirements on the Regular Decision Requirements page or the checklists on your Application Management page that will appear after you submit your Regular Decision Forwarding request.