Dartmouth College


National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Dartmouth

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

College Match Required Application Materials


Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3351
ACT code: 2508

Dartmouth requires one of the following:

  • SAT or
  • The ACT with Writing 

For SATs taken in March 2016 or later, the additional essay is required. 

SAT Subject Tests are recommended, not required. Applicants who do not take the SAT Subject Tests will not be disadvantaged in the application process. 

TOEFL is recommended for non-native English speakers who have not spent at least two years in an English-language secondary school.

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).


Official Transcripts

Additional transcripts are not required for consideration in the National College 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).



CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3351
Available Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit a copy of the 2016 corporate tax return and supporting schedules. 

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.
  • 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 Non-Custodial Parent Waiver.


A copy of your parents’ 2016 federal income tax returns

A copy of your parents' 2016 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 noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 federal tax returns with all pages & schedules and W-2 Forms. 

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who ranked Dartmouth for the College Match and did not match to a binding college partner may apply Early Decision to Dartmouth. Email jennifer.i.gargano@dartmouth.edu to confirm that you would like to apply Early Decision and receive a PDF of the ED Commitment form that you will have to complete and return.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who ranked Dartmouth 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 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 Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Dartmouth according to your status by the deadlines listed below.

Information for Non-Finalists 

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Dartmouth

Common Application with Dartmouth Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents or the Coalition Application



Peer Recommendation Not required, but strongly encouraged.  Not required, but strongly encouraged. 

Official Transcripts

Most recent transcript and/or midyear report

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 3351
ACT code: 2508

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee



Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials


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

Finalists who did not rank Dartmouth

CSS/FinancialAid PROFILE

CSS code: 3351
Available: Oct. 1
Deadline Feb. 1


2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms (IDOC)

Deadline: Feb. 15


2018-2019 FAFSA
Deadline: Feb. 1

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: admissions.processing@dartmouth.edu 

Contact Information for financial aid inquiries:
Email: financial.aid@dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid