Barnard College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Barnard

If you are a Finalist who ranked Barnard, your National College Match application will be sent to Barnard, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Barnard College Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Barnard on October 19, and Barnard may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Barnard will then email you instructions to log in and activate your Barnard applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Barnard.

1

Barnard QuestBridge Supplement

After Barnard has received your National College Match Application, Barnard will email you information about completing the brief Barnard QuestBridge Supplement. The supplement includes brief demographic questions and one short answer question listed below:

What factors encouraged your decision to apply to Barnard College and why do you think the college would be a good match for you?

2

Official Transcript(s)

Barnard requires an official high school transcript from all high schools attended. Transcripts uploaded to the QuestBridge application are accepted as official, or your high school counselor can send transcripts directly to the Admissions Office.

3

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 2038
ACT code: 2718

Barnard has extended their temporary test-optional policy for incoming students starting in Fall 2022. To learn more about Barnard's test-optional policy, please view their website. Students who do not submit testing will absolutely not be penalized in any way.

Students must indicate whether or not they would like scores considered within the Barnard Questbridge Supplement. If students choose to have scores considered, they should self-report the scores within their Barnard application portal. Students will have until Nov 5th to self-report their scores within their Barnard application portal or change to test-optional. We will not be able to consider scores submitted after this deadline. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Barnard and request that their scores be considered for admission.

Students for whom English is not their first language should refer to Barnard's English proficiency testing requirements.

4

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002708
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only. Complete the FAFSA so Barnard may determine your eligibility for federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant, Federal Work Study, and Federal Direct Student Loans. There is no cost associated with completing the FAFSA.

Undocumented students, even if holding a valid DACA status, do not complete the FAFSA application.

5

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2038
Available: Oct. 1

Please select Regular Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • If the whereabouts of your noncustodial parent are unknown, or if you have extenuating circumstances and you are unable to submit Non-Custodial parent information, please complete Barnard's Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition. This form will be available in your Barnard application portal once your Questbridge application is received. For more information, please review Barnard's Non-Custodial Parent Policy.

6

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Barnard requires the following documents from the student and both the custodial and non-custodial parents:

  • 2020 Parent Federal Tax Return
  • 2020 Parent W-2 Forms (if applicable)
  • 2020 Student Federal Tax Return (if you filed a tax return)
  • 2020 Student Non-Filer Certification Form (if you did not file a tax return)
  • 2020 Student W-2 Forms or proof of 2020 income (If applicable)

This includes personal and corporate/ partnership tax returns. Additional documentation may be requested. Please be sure to check your Barnard application portal for the most accurate information.

All documents must be submitted through IDOC. You will receive an email giving you access to the uploading feature after you have completed your CSS Profile. If you have any difficulty submitting documents, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid directly (finaid@barnard.edu).

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who participated in and ranked Barnard College for the Match, submitted all required application materials, AND did not match at any partner schools may request to be considered as an Early Decision applicant to Barnard.

Only Finalists with a completed application to Barnard will be eligible to make this request; eligible Finalists will receive additional information following Match notification.

Interested applicants should carefully review Barnard's Early Decision policy, as there is a binding agreement to attend if admitted.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Barnard for the Match, but did not match to a college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. You will not be able to start a new application or make changes to an application that has already been submitted.

If you matched with another college partner, were admitted to a college in Early Decision or do not wish to be considered for regular decision admission, please submit the Application Withdraw Form within your Barnard applicant portal to withdraw your application.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Barnard on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Barnard (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Barnard Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Barnard on December 15 and Barnard may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Barnard applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Barnard. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Barnard as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Barnard and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Barnard

Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents

 

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report

(When midyear grades are available, recognizing this may be after the January 1 deadline)

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 2038
ACT code: 2718

Only if new scores to report

 

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINES: FEBRUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked Barnard and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Barnard

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002708
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2038
Available: Oct. 1

 

 

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

 

All documents must be submitted through IDOC. You will receive an email giving you access to the uploading feature after you have completed your CSS Profile. If you have any difficulty submitting documents, please feel free to contact the Office of Financial Aid directly (finaid@barnard.edu).

Contact Information 

Barnard Contacts (regarding general questions and for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Barnard College
Office of Admission
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Email: questbridge@Barnard.edu
Phone: (212) 854-2014
Fax: (202) 280-8797

Barnard College
Office of Financial Aid
11 Milbank Hall
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-2154
Email: finaid@Barnard.edu