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Oberlin College


Application Requirements

 

Oberlin College
National College Match Application Requirements
for College Match Finalists

If you have ranked Oberlin College as one of your choices for the QuestBridge National College Match, the following Application and Financial Aid materials must be submitted to the college as soon as you are notified of your finalist status on October 22. It is highly recommended that you begin this process in early October.

  • The deadline to submit these requirements is November 4, 2013.
  • If you do not submit the required materials by November 4, 2013, Oberlin may choose not to consider your application for the College Match.
  • If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, please review the college-specific requirements for QuestBridge students who wish to apply through the Regular Decision process.

 

Required Application Materials

1.

Official test scores
Oberlin College requests official score reports from the College Board SAT and/or ACT as soon as you are notified of your QuestBridge finalist status on October 22. You should not use the "rush reporting" service.
SAT code: 1587
ACT code: 3304
For more information about testing and testing deadlines click here.

2.

Official transcripts
The official transcript must include a 12th grade course schedule. 
Mail to:
Oberlin College, QuestBridge Match
Admissions Office
101 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074
or
Fax to: 440-775-6905.

 

Required Financial Aid Materials

1.

2014-2015 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS PROFILE online
(Available October 1)
Oberlin's CSS Code: 1587

2. 

If your parents are divorced or separated:

a. Your noncustodial parent must submit the Noncustodial Parent’s Statement, available at http://new.oberlin.edu/office/financial-aid/prospective-students/financial-aid-forms.dot.

b. 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. Your request must include a statement from a third party who can verify your situation. The Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition is available online at http://www.questbridge.org/images/ncp_waiver.pdf.

 


 

Oberlin College
Regular Decision Application Requirements

You may apply to Oberlin via Regular Decision by completing the steps below.

  • Request Regular Decision application forwarding on your "Application Management" page between December 2nd and December 12th.
  • Submit all required additional materials depending on your status below.
  • All additional materials are due by the Oberlin Regular Decision deadline, and you will be notified of the admissions decision according to their standard deadlines.

 

Question Finalists - Ranked Oberlin for College Match (but did not match with a binding college) Finalists - Did Not Rank Oberlin for College Match Non-Finalist
Can I use my QuestBridge application in lieu of your regular application?

Yes.
Request that QuestBridge forward your application to Oberlin College.

Yes.
Request that QuestBridge forward your application to Oberlin College.

Yes. 
Request that QuestBridge forward your application to Oberlin College.

What additional materials do I need to submit?
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test scores
More info

If you have already sent your transcript and test scores to Oberlin as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them.
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
More info
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
More info
Is the application fee waived? Yes.
If submitting the QuestBridge application, the fee waiver is automatic.
Yes.
If submitting the QuestBridge application, the fee waiver is automatic.

Yes.
If submitting the QuestBridge application, the fee waiver is automatic.

What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
What are the application deadlines? Early Decision: Nov. 15
Early Decision II: Jan. 2
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
More info
Early Decision: Nov. 15
Early Decision II: Jan. 2
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
More info

Early Decision: Nov. 15
Early Decision II: Jan. 2
Regular Decision: Jan. 15
More info

Can I apply Early Decision? Yes.  Students who are not matched may apply through Early Decision II. Yes. Students who are not matched may apply through Early Decision II.

Yes. Adhere to deadlines.

 


 

Oberlin's Testing Requirements

Each of our partner colleges has different requirements for standardized tests that students must take in order to be considered for admission. Please review the testing requirements for Oberlin below. Refer to the National College Match Requirements (above) for instructions regarding submission of test scores to the colleges.

Must take one of the following:

  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing


**If homeschooled, must take 2 additional SAT Subject Tests or ACT with Writing.

Please see our Standardized Testing page for a complete list of the standardized tests and testing deadlines required by each QuestBridge partner college.