Colgate University


Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Colgate

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

Match Requirements


Colgate QuestBridge Supplement

Upon processing the Questbridge application at Colgate, the Questbridge Supplement will be available on your Colgate applicant portal. 


Official Transcript(s)

School counselors should mail or email a copy of your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below).

Please also have your school counselors email or email a copy of your first quarter or trimester senior year grades to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below). If senior year grades are not available by November 1, please submit as soon as available. 


Test Scores (Optional) 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 2086
ACT code: 2702

Colgate University will offer students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores for Fall 2021 applicants. Learn more about Colgate’s test-optional policy. Students who rank Colgate University can indicate on the QuestBridge supplement, which, if any, scores they would like considered in the review of their application.

For students who would like to submit test scores, Colgate accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Colgate and request that their scores be considered for admission.


2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002701
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only. Canadian and other international students do not complete the FAFSA. 

Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) before completing the FAFSA.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, only your custodial parent needs to complete the FAFSA, reflecting only his/her household and financial situation.


2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2086
Available: Oct. 1

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

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial Profile after creating a separate College Board account.
  • 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.


2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

Both the custodial and non-custodial parent must submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements to IDOC. Include personal and/or corporate and partnership tax returns.

You will receive information about submitting tax documents to IDOC after completing the CSS Profile.


Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who rank Colgate but are not matched to a binding school may be considered during the binding Early Decision II process. If interested in Early Decision II, please notify Colgate of your intentions and complete an Early Decision Agreement (see Contact Information below).

QuestBridge Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply to Colgate through Early Decision or Regular Decision. 

All applications for first-year admission are due January 15. A student may convert a Regular Decision application to Early Decision until March 1. 


Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Colgate for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process.

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 Colgate on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 4 - December 9. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Colgate (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines to Colgate directly as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Application Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Colgate 

Colgate QuestBridge Supplement 

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Test Scores (Optional) 
Official Reports

SAT code: 2086
ACT code: 2702

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Colgate 

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002701
Available: Oct. 1


2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2086
Available: Oct. 1


2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms


Contact Information 

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

Colgate University Office of Admission and Financial Aid
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: (315) 228-7401
Fax: (315) 228-7544
Admissions email:
Financial Aid email: