Colby College

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Colby

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

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Official Transcripts

If official transcripts were submitted for the QB College Match review, it is not necessary to resubmit them for Colby’s consideration. If official transcripts were not submitted, please send your official transcripts directly to the Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

2

Standardized Test Scores (optional)
SAT code: 3280
ACT code: 1638

Colby is a test optional institution. You may choose whether or not you submit your test scores with your application to Colby.

Students who rank Colby will be able to submit their preferences for which standardized test scores, if any, they’d like reviewed with their application for admission.

TOEFL or IELTS score results are required for non-native English speakers whose language of secondary school instruction is not English.

3

2019-2020 CSS Profile
CSS code: 3280
Available Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type.

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit a copy of the 2017 corporate or partnership tax returns. If your corporate tax return has not yet been filed submit the CSS Business/Farm Supplement. 

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial Profile using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS Profile.
  • 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. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.

3

A signed copy of your parents' 2017 federal income tax return

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms, and other earnings statements. Include all personal and corporate tax returns. These documents should be sent via the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC).

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Colby through Early Decision II. Please notify the Admissions Office that you would like to be considered for Early Decision II and submit an Early Decision Agreement form.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Colby for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit only your Mid-Year Report and any significant and relevant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Colby 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 Colby (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 Colby as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

Finalists who ranked Colby and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank Colby

Midyear Report

If not available by Jan. 1, submit as soon as it is available

If using the QuestBridge Application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report. If submitting the Common Application, use the Midyear Report.

If using the QuestBridge Application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report. If submitting the Common Application, use the Midyear Report.

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Standardized Test Scores (optional)
SAT code: 3280
ACT code: 1638

If submitting scores

If submitting scores

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

Finalists who ranked Colby and submitted all materials (but did not match)

Finalists who did not rank Colby

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002039
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020 CSS Profile
CSS code: 3280
Available: Oct. 1

 

2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):
Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
Colby College
4800 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901
Fax: 207-859-4828
Email: admissions@colby.edu

Colby Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Jackie Su
Assistant Director of Admissions
jacqueline.su@colby.edu