Colby College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Colby

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

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

1

Colby QuestBridge Questionnaire (Required)

 Complete the Colby QuestBridge Questionnaire online.

2

Official Transcript(s)

If official transcripts were submitted for the Match, 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).

3

(Optional) Test Scores
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3280
ACT code: 1638

Colby is a test optional institution. You may choose whether to 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 would like reviewed with their application for admission.

TOEFL or IELTS score results are required Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is also required if English is neither the student’s first language nor their current language of instruction.

4

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002039
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

5

2022-2023 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 2020 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 non-custodial parent must submit the online Non-Custodial 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 non-custodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition.

6

2020 Federal Tax Returns

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms, and other earnings statements. Include all federal 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 Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit only your Midyear 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 3 - December 12. 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: Activate your Colby Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Colby on December 15 and Colby may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Colby applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Colby. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission 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 Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

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 Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 3280
ACT code: 1638

If submitting scores

If submitting scores

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Colby

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002039
Available: Oct. 1

 

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3280
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Colby Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Meghan Grandolfo
Assistant Dean and Director of Enrollment Management
meghan.grandolfo@colby.edu

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