Dartmouth College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Dartmouth

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Dartmouth Writing Supplement

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Dartmouth, you will receive instructions via email to access the Dartmouth Application Management System. Once you have access to the Application Management System, complete the Dartmouth Writing Supplement located in the system. The specific questions in the supplement can be found on the Dartmouth website.

2

Official Transcript(s)

Additional transcripts are not required for consideration in the Match, but Dartmouth welcomes quarter grades or midterm grades if available in November. All applicants, including those who match with Dartmouth, must submit the QuestBridge Midyear Report when first semester or trimester senior grades become available. This is typically in January or February. Guidance counselors should email or mail these updates to the Dartmouth Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

3

Test Scores (Optional) 
Official Reports

SAT code: 3351
ACT code: 2508

Dartmouth offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about Dartmouth’s test-optional policy. Students who rank Dartmouth can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in Dartmouth’s review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, Dartmouth asks that you send official score reports. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Dartmouth and request that their scores be considered for admission. Applicants who do not take the SAT or ACT tests will not be disadvantaged in the application process.

SAT Subject Tests are also optional. Applicants who do not take the SAT Subject Tests will not be disadvantaged in the application process.

If your first language is not English and your school curriculum is not delivered in English, we require you to submit an English proficiency exam score from the TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Cambridge C1/C2. If English is your first language or the primary language of instruction at your current secondary school, you will not be required to submit scores from an English proficiency exam

Request official scores directly from the test agency. Do NOT use the rush reporting service. If you cannot send test scores to Dartmouth in time, your guidance counselor or teacher should email a copy of your score report to the Dartmouth Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

4

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002573
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens should fill out the FAFSA to apply for federal financial aid and grants.

If you are undocumented, follow the instructions for undocumented students applying for financial aid. 

5

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3351
Available: Oct. 1

Please select Regular Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit a copy of the 2019 corporate tax return and supporting schedules. 

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.
If you are undocumented, follow the instructions for undocumented students applying for financial aid. 

6

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

A copy of your parents' 2019 Federal Income Tax Returns to IDOC: once you complete the CSS Profile you will receive an IDOC ID which will allow you to upload tax documents to the College Board Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC).  

Upload signed personal and corporate tax returns, with all pages & schedules and W-2 Forms. Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all pages & schedules and W-2 Forms. 

Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all pages & schedules and W-2 Forms

Options following the Match

Early Decision

If Dartmouth is your definitive first choice, you may roll your QuestBridge application into our Early Decision pool. With this process, you agree that if admitted you will enroll at Dartmouth and withdraw any applications you may have submitted to other institutions. If you wish to take advantage of this option, please make sure the following materials are completed in the Dartmouth Application Management System by Saturday, December 5:

  1.  A completed Early Decision Intention Form which will include the Binding ED Agreement. This must be digitally signed by your parent/guardian and school counselor (required). 

  2.  A completed Dartmouth Writing Supplement. If you haven’t already completed this, be sure to do so by the deadline of December 5 (required). 

  3. Submit a Peer Recommendation (optional). 

If you have questions, please reach out to apply@dartmouth.edu.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who ranked Dartmouth for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit your Midyear Report with an updated transcript and any relevant updates. You are also encouraged to complete a Peer Recommendation. You may submit this through the Dartmouth Application Management System or by emailing Dartmouth with the following subject line:  “Peer Recommendation for [Your First and Last Name].” Your peer may also send us the recommendation directly. 

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must request that your application be withdrawn by completing the “Application Withdrawal Request Form,” available through the Dartmouth Application Management System. 

Regular Decision Requirements:

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

Information for Non-Finalists 

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 2

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Dartmouth

Dartmouth Writing Supplement

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 15

Official Transcript(s)

(sent directly by your school counselor with midyear report)

Most recent transcript including first semester/trimester grades

Test Scores (Optional)
Official Reports

SAT code: 3351
ACT code: 2508

Dartmouth is test optional for the 2020-21 cycle. Learn more about Dartmouth’s test-optional policy.

 

Dartmouth is test optional for the 2020-21 cycle. Learn more about Dartmouth’s test-optional policy.

Peer Recommendation Not required, but strongly encouraged.  Not required, but strongly encouraged. 
Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Dartmouth

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002573
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens
If you are undocumented, follow the instructions for undocumented students applying for financial aid. 

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3351
Available: Oct. 1

 


If you are undocumented, follow the instructions for undocumented students applying for financial aid. 

2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms (IDOC)

 

Contact Information 

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

Email or mail official transcripts to:
Dartmouth College Office of Admission
6016 McNutt Hall
Hanover, NH 03875
Email: submit@dartmouth.edu 

Contact Information for financial aid inquiries:
Email: financial.aid@dartmouth.edu
Phone: (800) 443-3605 or (603) 646-2451

Dartmouth Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Email: apply@dartmouth.edu
Phone: (603) 646-2875

For more information about applying to Dartmouth as a QuestBridge Match Finalist, please visit this link