Carleton College


National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Carleton

Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist.

College Match Required Application Materials


Carleton College Supplement

Complete the Supplement online.


Official Test Scores
SAT code: 6081
ACT code: 2092

Carleton requires either the SAT or the ACT.  Carleton does not require the optional essay for either the SAT or the ACT. Carleton does not require SAT II subject tests. 

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.


Official Transcripts

Mail or fax to the Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).


CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 6081
Available: Oct. 1

Complete the 2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE form. Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type. 

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Each parent must complete a CSS Profile application. It is recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile application first. The noncustodial parent will need to create a College Board account before providing their information.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, 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. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.


Additional Information

Please note that the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE must be submitted online through the College Board's College Scholarship Service. However, any additional documents must be submitted with this cover sheet to the Office of Financial Aid (see Contact Information below).

A PDF may also be sent via email to

Please note: Students may receive a request from the Financial Aid Office for additional information. If you do NOT receive a request, the Financial Aid Office has enough information to provide an estimated financial aid award at the time of admission. A request for additional information should not be interpreted as an indication of a pending National College Match decision.


Available: Oct. 1

It is highly recommended that parents and students use the DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) process to transfer their 2016 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Carleton through Winter Early Decision II. Send an email to with "QuestBridge applicant seeking Early Decision II" in the subject line. All documents must be submitted to Carleton by January 15 to be considered.

Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply to either Early Decision 1 or Early Decision 2. The deadline for Early Decision 1 is November 15. The deadline for Early Decision 2 is January 15.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Carleton for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application. Send an email to

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Carleton on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Carleon (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Carleton according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Carleton

Common Application with Carleton Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents



Carleton College Supplement

Indicate that you are a QuestBridge applicant.

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 6081
ACT code: 2092

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee



Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Carleton

2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 
CSS code: 6081
Available: Oct. 1

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail or fax official transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Carleton College
100 South College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax: (507) 222-4526

Fax or mail federal income tax returns to:
Student Financial Services Office
Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax: (507) 222-4269
PDFs may also be sent via email to

Carleton Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid