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

Test Scores
SAT code: 3280
ACT code: 1638

Colby requires one of the following three options: the SAT, the ACT, OR two SAT Subject Tests in different subject areas of the applicant's choice.  Candidates planning to submit ACT results are encouraged to take the ACT with the optional writing test component. Candidates planning to submit the redesigned SAT are encouraged to take the SAT with the optional writing test component. If you take the same version of the test more than once, report all of your subscores so we may superscore your results.

Applicants may self-report standardized test scores. Students will be asked to submit their official scores only if they choose to enroll at Colby.

Please refer to this link for further information on Colby's testing policy.

2

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).

3

2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid 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 2016 corporate or partnership tax returns. If your corporate tax return has not yet been filed submit the CSS Business/Farm Supplement. 
  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE 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/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. These documents should be sent via the College Board's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC).
  • 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.

4

A signed copy of your parents' 2016 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.

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 6 - December 11. 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 to Colby according to your status by the deadlines listed 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

Common Application with all supporting documents

 

 

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Test Scores
SAT code: 3280
ACT code: 1638

Self-Reported scores will be accepted

Only if new scores to report

Midyear Report
If you are using your QuestBridge application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report.  If submitting the Common Application, use the Midyear Report. 

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

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

Application Fee

 

 

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Colby

2018-2019 CSS/FinancialAid PROFILE
CSS code: 3280
Available: Oct. 1

 

2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

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

Colby Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Meghan Grandolfo
Senior Assistant Director of Admissions
meghan.grandolfo@colby.edu