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National College Match for high school seniors

View a list of the current program’s dates and deadlines


End of September

National College Match application is due, along with transcripts, teacher and counselor recommendations, and standardized test scores.

Applicants submit college rankings and College Match Agreement form to QuestBridge, signifying their commitment to attend the college if they are matched. Learn how the College Match works.

Late October
QuestBridge selects Finalists and notifies all applicants of their status.

Early November
National College Match Finalists submit additional required materials to colleges to complete their applications.

Finalists begin selecting colleges to apply to for QuestBridge Regular Decision (the final deadline is in December.)

Early December
QuestBridge notifies Finalists if they have been matched to a college – admitted early with a full four-year scholarship.

Finalists submit their college list for consideration for QuestBridge Regular Decision, and submit additional required materials to colleges complete their applications.


  • Finalists are notified of their admission status according to normal regular decision timelines.
  • All matched students and Regular Decision admits who enroll in a partner college join the Quest Scholars Network.



College Prep Scholarship for high school juniors

College Prep Scholarship application opens.

End of March
College Prep Scholarship application is due, along with one teacher recommendation.

Late April
College Prep Scholarship applicants are notified if they are selected as a College Prep Scholar.



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