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Application Requirements

Stanford University
National College Match Application Requirements
for College Match Finalists


This page is in the process of being updated for the 2014 National College Match and the requirements may change.
Please check back in mid-August for updated information.

 

ALL QuestBridge applicants MUST select the "Regular Decision" box on the Common Application and Stanford Supplement (NOT "Restrictive Early Action").

If you have ranked Stanford University 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. Due to amount of supplementary application materials required for Stanford University, 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, Stanford will not consider your application for the College Match.
  • If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, please review the Stanford-specific requirements for QuestBridge students who wish to apply through the Regular Decision process.
  • Please Note: If you rank Stanford for the College Match, but are not matched at Stanford, your application will automatically be considered for Regular Decision.  The only additional item you need to submit is a mid-year school report.  If you no longer want to be considered for admission or are no longer eligible (you have matched at another college or committed to another college through Early Decision, for example), then you must notify Stanford to withdraw your application.

 
If there are any additional questions please refer to the FAQ for QuestBridge Students Applying to Stanford University, or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Required Application Materials

1.

The First-Year Common Application and Stanford Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents (including official transcripts, secondary school report, and recommendations)
**ALL QuestBridge applicants MUST select the "Regular Decision" box on the application (not "Restrictive Early Action").
**Please include your Common Application ID number on all forms.
**Please select the fee waiver option if you meet the Common Application fee waiver guidelines.  If you do not meet the Common Application guidelines, select Stanford-specific QuestBridge fee waiver option under the Stanford Questions section of the application. The application fee is automatically waived for QuestBridge finalists. Non-finalists who wish to apply through Restrictive Early Action or Regular Decision will be asked to pay the fee or submit a fee waiver request.
**FAQ for QuestBridge Students Applying to Stanford

2.

Official test scores 
Request official score reports from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified of your QuestBridge finalist status on October 22. Official scores from all test dates must be sent to Stanford directly from the ACT or the College Board, or both if you have taken the ACT and the SAT. You should not use the "rush reporting" service.
SAT code: 4704
ACT code: 0434
For more information about testing and testing deadlines click here.

3.

Official transcripts 
Refer to Stanford application instructions.

 

Required Financial Aid Materials

1.

2014-2015 CSS PROFILE (including Noncustodial PROFILE, if applicable) 
CSS PROFILE online
(Available October 1)
Stanford's CSS code: 4704

2.

A copy of your parents' 2012 federal income tax returns (signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements). Include personal and corporate/partnership tax returns. Complete this cover sheet, enclose required documents with your full name, Common Application ID number, and "QuestBridge" written on all pages.  Mail or fax the required documents to the address noted below.  If your fax doesn't go through, allow 24 hours for processing before contacting the Office of Undergraduate Admission at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Stanford University
Montag Hall
355 Galvez Street
Stanford, CA 94305
Fax: (650) 725-0540

3.

The CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement, if your parents own a business or farm.

4.

If your parents are separated or divorced:

a. Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.

b. Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2012 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2s, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Stanford using this cover sheet.

c. If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parents, 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 Waiver Petition is available online at http://www.questbridge.org/images/ncp_waiver.pdf.

 


 

Stanford University
Regular Decision Application Requirements

You may apply to Stanford 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. Required materials may range from submitting official transcripts to emailing the college's admissions office regarding relevant updates to submitting the Common Application and Stanford Writing Supplement. ALL QuestBridge applicants MUST select the "Regular Decision" box on the Common Application and Stanford Writing Supplement (NOT "Restrictive Early Action").
  • All additional materials are due by the Stanford Regular Decision deadline of January 1, and you will be notified of the admissions decision according to their normal deadlines. See here for further information.
  • Please Note: If you rank Stanford for the College Match, but are not matched at Stanford, your application will automatically be considered for Regular Decision.  The only additional item you need to submit is a mid-year school report.  If you no longer want to be considered for admission or are no longer eligible (you have matched at another college or committed to another college through Early Decision, for example), then you must notify Stanford to withdraw your application.

 

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

No.
Use the Common App with Stanford Writing Supplement. Please include your Common Application ID number on all forms.


You MUST select the "Regular Decision" box on the Common Application and Stanford Writing Supplement, NOT "Restrictive Early Action."


If you have submitted the Common App and all required materials for the College Match, you will automatically be considered for Regular Decision at Stanford unless you contact them to withdraw your application.

No.
Use the Common App with Stanford Writing Supplement. Please include your Common Application ID number on all forms.


You MUST select the "Regular Decision" box on the Common Application and Stanford Writing Supplement, NOT "Restrictive Early Action."

No.
Use the Common App with Stanford Writing Supplement. Please include your Common Application ID number on all forms.

If you decide to apply outside of QuestBridge, through Restrictive Early Action, adhere to the normal Stanford deadline of November 1.

What additional materials do I need to submit? Submit all required application components, including:

If you have submitted these materials as part of your College Match application, you do not need to re-submit them.

More info
Submit all required application components, including:
  • Stanford Writing Supplement to the Common Application
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info

Submit all required application components, including:

  • Stanford Writing Supplement to the Common Application
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school report
  • Official transcripts
  • Official test score reports
  • Mid-year school report
More info
Is the application fee waived?

Yes.
Select the fee waiver option if you meet the Common Application fee waiver guidelines.

If you do not meet the Common Application guidelines, select the Stanford-specific QuestBridge fee waiver option under the Stanford Questions section of the application.

 

Yes.

Select the fee waiver option if you meet the Common Application fee waiver guidelines.

If you do not meet the Common Application guidelines, select the Stanford-specific QuestBridge fee waiver option under the Stanford Questions section of the application.

 

No.
Students may request fee waivers through their guidance counselors.

What financial aid forms are required?
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
  • CSS PROFILE
  • FAFSA
  • W2s, Federal Tax Returns
More info
What are the application deadlines?
  • Restrictive Early Action: Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
  • Restrictive Early Action: Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
  • Restrictive Early Action: Nov. 1
  • Regular Decision: Jan. 1
More info
Can I apply Restrictive Early Action? No. No.

Yes.
Adhere to normal deadlines.

 


 

Stanford'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 Stanford 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 and submit all official test scores:

  • SAT Reasoning Test; or
  • ACT with Writing


**SAT Subject Tests are recommended, NOT required.

**Non-native English speakers should submit TOEFL scores if the SAT Critical Reading or the ACT does not accurately reflect their English skill level.

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