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Additional Citizenship Requirements

Only some of our colleges will consider non-U.S. Citizens or non-Permanent Residents for admission and full scholarships through the Match. Most of our colleges use federal and state funds to finance a portion of the scholarships, and these funds are only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Citizenship requirements will be updated in fall 2024. 

Colleges not listed in either group may still consider undocumented students, students who live in the U.S. and do not have a current visa, on a case-by-case basis. You may still rank these schools. If you are currently seeking asylum/refugee status in the U.S. and do not have a valid visa, you should reach out to each school listed you wish to rank to confirm eligibility.

Colleges that will consider undocumented students for the Match Scholarship:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Boston College
Bowdoin College
Brown University
California Institute of Technology
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve University
Claremont McKenna College
Colby College
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
Colorado College
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Denison University
Duke University
Emory University
Grinnell College
Hamilton College
Haverford College
Johns Hopkins University
Macalester College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Middlebury College
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Scripps College
Smith College
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
University of Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Virginia*
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Washington and Lee University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University

*Virginia domicile only

Colleges that will not consider undocumented students for the Match Scholarship:

Do not rank these schools — your application will not be considered for the Match Scholarship. 

Boston University

Colleges not listed in either group above may still consider international students, students attending high school in the U.S. on a valid visa, on a case-by-case basis. You may still rank these schools.

Colleges that will consider international students for the Match Scholarship:

Amherst College
Barnard College
Bowdoin College
Carleton College
Case Western Reserve University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of the Holy Cross
Davidson College
Denison University
Emory University
Grinnell College
Haverford College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Northwestern University
Pomona College
Princeton University
Rice University
Smith College
Swarthmore College
University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University
Washington and Lee University
Wellesley College
Williams College
Yale University

Colleges that will not consider international students for the Match Scholarship: 

Do not rank these schools — your application will not be considered for the Match Scholarship. 

Boston College
Boston University
California Institute of Technology
Claremont McKenna College
Dartmouth College
Duke University
Johns Hopkins University
Macalester College
Middlebury College
Oberlin College
Scripps College
Stanford University
University of Notre Dame
University of Virginia
Vassar College
Washington University in St. Louis
Wesleyan University

Regular Decision Requirements

Most of our partners will consider all students, including non-U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents, who apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision, regardless of citizenship status.