Regular Decision

How it works

Are you a National College Match Finalist? Are you exploring your options after the Match or not planning to rank colleges? QuestBridge Regular Decision offers Finalists the unique opportunity to apply to any of our college partners with no application fees.

Applying through QuestBridge Regular Decision:

  1. If you are selected as a Finalist, you can apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision using your National College Match application in the event that you are not matched, or you chose not to rank colleges. 
  2. You can begin selecting colleges to apply to through the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form in early November (before Match Day) and complete their applications by the colleges' Regular Decision deadlines.
  3. You would be reviewed for admission during the colleges' standard Regular Decision timeline, and you would receive your decision in the spring.

Keep in mind:

Finalists who do not rank colleges will not be considered for the Match Scholarship.

Benefits of QuestBridge Regular Decision

If you are selected as a Finalist, you can take advantage of these unique opportunities:

Note: Because all our college partners have extremely competitive admissions processes, Finalists should also apply to a range of target and likely non-QuestBridge colleges where you are confident you can be admitted.

Apply to any of our college partners using your National College Match application with no application fees.

Get another chance for admission at colleges you ranked, and add additional schools that interest you.

Stand out as a Finalist, a distinction that advantageously identifies you as a high-achieving student from a low-income background.

Receive a very generous financial aid package that will meet 100% of your demonstrated financial need.

Finalists who enroll at a college partner can access a supportive community of peers in the QuestBridge Scholars Network and the QuestBridge Alumni Association after they graduate. 

QuestBridge Regular Decision Requirements for Finalists

Click the links below to view each college's Regular Decision Requirements, which you can also find on each college partner's Application Requirements page. If you have a question about submitting materials that is not answered by the school's page, please email or call the campus' admissions or financial aid office directly through the contact information on their Application Requirements page.

Important note:

Submission of the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form in December does not complete your applications; you must submit additional Regular Decision Requirements directly to the colleges. 


Visit our online help portal, AskQB, to get your questions about the National College Match answered.

For Non-Finalists

If you were not selected as a Finalist, explore our resources to help plan your next steps. 

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