Carleton College

This page will be updated by August for the 2018 National College Match. 

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
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Carleton College Supplement

Complete the Supplement online.

2

Official Transcripts

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

3

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.

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2019-2020
FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002340
Available: Oct. 1

The FAFSA should be completed by US Citizens and permanent residents. International students and undocumented students (even those with DACA status) do not need to complete the FAFSA.

It is highly recommended that parents and students use the DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) process to transfer their 2017 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

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2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid 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

Please note that the CSS/Financial Aid 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 National College 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 to either Early Decision I or Early Decision II. The deadline for Early Decision I is Novermber 15. The deadline for Early Decision II is January 15.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Carleton for the College 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 15th.

Carleton finalists matched by non-binding institutions will have their applications withdrawn from Carleton’s applicant pool unless you tell us 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 10).

Students participating in the match who did not list Carleton must fill out this form by January 15th if they would like their application rolled to a later Admissions round.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Carleton on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 10. 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 by the applicable deadlines directly to Carleton as detailed in the table below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application 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
Deadline: Jan. 15

Official Transcripts

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 6081
ACT code: 2092

Regular Decision Required 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

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002340
Available: Oct. 1

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 6081
Available: Oct. 1

Contact Information 

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

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

Carleton Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Email: questbridge@carleton.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Student Financial Services