Dartmouth College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Dartmouth

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

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

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Dartmouth Writing Supplement and QuestBridge Addendum

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Dartmouth, you will receive instructions via email to access the Dartmouth Application Portal. Once you have access to the Application Portal, complete the Dartmouth Writing Supplement and QuestBridge Addendum located within this portal. The specific questions in the supplement can be found in advance on the Dartmouth website.

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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 these updates to the Dartmouth Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

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(Optional) Test Scores 
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).

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2022-2023 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. 

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2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3351
Available: Oct. 1

Please select Regular Decision as your admission application type.

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. 

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2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms for Custodial and Non-Custodial Parent (if applicable) 

A copy of your parents' 2020 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 tax returns, with all pages & schedules and W-2 Forms. Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2020 federal tax returns with all pages & schedules and W-2 Forms. 

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit a copy of the 2020 corporate tax return and supporting schedules. 

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 Portal by Monday, December 6:

  1.  A completed Early Decision Intention Form. This must be digitally signed by your parent/guardian and school counselor (required). 

  2.  A completed Dartmouth Writing Supplement and QuestBridge Addendum. If you haven’t already completed this, be sure to do so by the December 6, 2021 deadline (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. If you have not already completed the Dartmouth Writing Supplement and QuestBridge Addendum, you should do so in your Dartmouth Application Portal. 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 Portal 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 Portal. 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Dartmouth 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 Dartmouth (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Dartmouth University Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Dartmouth on December 15 and Dartmouth may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Dartmouth applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Dartmouth. 

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

 

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 and QuestBridge Addendum

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

(Optional) Test Scores
Official Reports

SAT code: 3351
ACT code: 2508

Dartmouth is test optional for the 2021-22 cycle. Learn more about Dartmouth’s test-optional policy.

 

Dartmouth is test optional for the 2021-22 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

2022-2023 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. 

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3351
Available: Oct. 1

 


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

2020 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms (IDOC)

 

Contact Information 

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

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

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Email or fax official transcripts to:
Email: submit@dartmouth.edu 
Fax: (603) 646-1216

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