Carleton College

This page will be updated by late summer 2020.

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Carleton

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

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

Test Scores
Self-Reported or Official Reports

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. 

Students may self-report test scores (for free) through their Carleton student application portal. They can also request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT (do NOT use the rush reporting service).

4

2020-2021 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 2018 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

5

2020-2021 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 Novermber 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 10).

Students participating in the Match who did not list Carleton can fill out this form by January 15 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 4 - December 15. 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 Requirements: 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

Official Transcripts

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

2020-2021 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002340
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2020-2021 CSS 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 Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Email: questbridge@carleton.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Student Financial Services