As a National College Match applicant, you may apply to any of QuestBridge's partner colleges via the QuestBridge Regular Decision process. Admission through Regular Decision is not binding and does not come with a guaranteed financial aid package.
You may apply to our partner colleges through the Regular Decision process whether or not you are a National College Match finalist, but please note that there are different requirements if you are a finalist or non-finalist.
You must complete two steps in order to apply to a partner college via the QuestBridge Regular Decision process:
- Request Regular Decision application forwarding on your Application Management page between December 2nd and December 12th.
- Submit all required additional materials directly to the colleges. Required materials may range from submitting official transcripts to e-mailing the college's admissions office to submitting the Common Application.
All additional materials are due by the individual college's Regular Decision deadline. Please note that colleges may have different Regular Decision deadlines, and many partner colleges have different requirements for QuestBridge finalists who ranked their college versus those who did not.
Important: If you ranked a college and are applying to that college for Regular Decision, you must review their College Match Requirements to confirm that you completed your application. You may need to submit additional materials even if you already ranked the college for the College Match process.
Automatic Regular Decision Consideration: If you are a finalist and did not match with a binding college, the following schools will automatically consider you for Regular Decision admission if you ranked them. (For example, if you ranked University of Pennsylvania and submitted all of the required materials for the College Match but did not match with a binding college on your rankings list, you will automatically be considered for Regular Decision admission at the University of Pennsylvania.)
||University of Chicago
||University of Notre Dame
||University of Pennsylvania
||University of Southern California
||University of Virginia
In some cases, you will need to submit a mid-year school report or other additional materials. Check each school's list of Regular Decision requirements to ensure you have submitted all required materials. If you do not want to be considered for admission to these colleges, you will need to contact the appropriate admissions offices to withdraw your application. If you have been admitted to a school (either a QuestBridge partner or a non-partner school) through a binding decision program, you must contact the appropriate admissions offices to withdraw your application.
The Regular Decision Requirements are listed below for each of our 35 partner colleges. Again, please note that there may be different requirements for finalists versus non-finalists.
Regular Decision Requirements