Carleton College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Carleton

If you are a Finalist who ranked Carleton, your National College Match application will be sent to Carleton, 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

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

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Carleton College Supplement

Complete the Carleton College Supplement online.

2

Official Transcripts

Mail, fax, or e-mail to the Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

3

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6081
ACT code: 2092

Carleton has adopted a test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for admission for entry in Fall 2022. This policy means that results of the SAT or the ACT are not required, but you may still submit them. Carleton does not require SAT II subject tests.

Students may self-report test scores (for free) using this form. They can also request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT (do NOT use the rush reporting service).

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2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002340
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

It is highly recommended that parents and students use the DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) process to transfer their 2020 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

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2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 6081
Available: Oct. 1

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.

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Additional Information

The CSS Profile must be submitted online through the College Board's College Scholarship Service. However, any additional documents may be submitted to the Student Financial Services Office (see Contact Information below). You may also request a secured portal to submit sensitive documents.

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

Options following the Match

Early Decision
 

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Carleton through Winter Early Decision II. Submit the Carleton Program Selection for QuestBridge Applicants form any time before or after matches are announced (due January 15 at the latest).

Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply Early Decision I or Early Decision II. The deadline for Early Decision I is November 15. The deadline for Early Decision II is January 15.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Carleton for the Match and are not matched with any institution will have their applications automatically moved into the Regular Decision process.

If you no longer wish to be considered for admission to Carleton, or if you would like to apply Early Decision II instead of Regular Decision, submit the Carleton Program Selection for QuestBridge Applicants form anytime before January 15.

Finalists matched by non-binding institutions will have their applications withdrawn from Carleton’s applicant pool unless you tell them that you would like to still be considered in Early Decision or Regular Decision (you can do so by filling out this form no later than December 9).

Students participating in the Match who did not list Carleton can fill out this form by December 11 if they would like their application rolled into the Carleton applicant pool.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Carleton 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 Carleton (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

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

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

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Carleton

Carleton College Supplement

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Optional

Optional 

Official Transcripts

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 6081
ACT code: 2092

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Carleton

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002340
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 6081
Available: Oct. 1

 

Contact Information 

Carleton Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Email: questbridge@carleton.edu

Office of Admissions
Student Financial Services

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail, fax or e-mail official transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
Carleton College
100 South College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax: (507) 222-4526
E-mail: admissions@carleton.edu

Mail, fax or e-mail additional financial documents to:
Student Financial Services Office
Carleton College
100 South College Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Fax: (507) 222-4269
E-mail: financialaid@carleton.edu