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|Who Should Apply for the National College Match?|
The QuestBridge National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite economic 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 Match Finalists, we consider the following questions:
In order to be eligible to apply for the National College Match in the fall of 2015, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the summer of 2016 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2016.
The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all:
View additional citizenship requirements below.
QuestBridge takes all of the following factors into account when evaluating an application for the National College Match:
We seek students who have demonstrated a level of academic achievement that meets or exceeds the admissions standards of our partner colleges. The academic characteristics below are based on profiles of Finalists from previous years, and are not strict requirements or cut-offs:
College Match Finalists typically come from households earning less than $60,000 annually for a family of four, and often less than $50,000. 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, as non-custodial parent information is taken into consideration by our partner schools when determining financial need. 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:
We also take the following factors into account when reviewing applications:
Now updated for the 2015 National College Match.
College Match Requirements
Regular Decision Requirements
View a profile of our Finalists from the most recent College Match.
|Matched Students Profile
View a profile of our matched students from the most recent College Match.
Who Should Apply
How to Apply