Oberlin College

Application Requirements

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College Match | Options following the Match | Regular Decision

Contact Information


National College Match Requirements for:
Finalists who rank Oberlin College

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application and Financial Aid Materials
Deadline: November 1
1. Official Test Scores

SAT code: 1587
ACT code: 3304

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.

Oberlin requires the SAT or the ACT Plus Writing.

Applicants enrolled in a home school curriculum must take 2 additional SAT Subject Tests or ACT Plus Writing.

2. Official Transcripts

The transcript must include a 12th grade course schedule.

Mail to the Admissions Office (see Contact Info below).


2016-2017 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 1587
Available Oct. 1

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the Non-Custodial Parent Statement found on the Oberlin website.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.

A copy of your parents' 2015 federal income tax returns (when available)

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms, and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. Mail or fax documents to the Financial Aid Office (see Contact Info below). 


Options following the Match for:
Finalists who ranked Oberlin College

Early Decision Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Oberlin through Early Decision II.

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must email the Admissions Office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by January 1 to be considered.
Regular Decision Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.


Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Oberlin on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 9. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Oberlin.
Step 2:             Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Oberlin according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

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Regular Decision Required Application Materials
Deadline: January 15
Finalists who ranked Oberlin and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college) Finalists who did not rank Oberlin Non-Finalists
Common Application with all supporting documents
Oberlin Writing Supplement - when your QuestBridge application has been submitted as an application to Oberlin College, you will receive instructions on how to submit the Supplement. checkmark checkmark checkmark
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Update including recent grades and 12th grade course schedule
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Official Test Scores
SAT code: 1587
ACT code: 3304
Only if new scores to report
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Midyear Report
Application Fee  

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
Deadlines: see below
2016-2017 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 1587
Available Oct. 1
Deadline Feb. 15
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2015 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Deadline Mar. 1
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Available Jan. 1
Deadline Mar. 1
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Contact Information

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail official transcripts to:
Oberlin College
Office of Admissions
101 N. Professor Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to:
Oberlin College
Office of Financial Aid
52 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Fax: (440) 775-8249

Oberlin Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Office of Admissions | Office of Financial Aid