Hamilton College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Hamilton

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

 

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Hamilton QuestBridge Supplement

Found on the checklist in your personalized My Hamilton Portal, this form is completed and submitted online. 

2

Official Transcript(s)

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

3

Test Scores (Optional) 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 2286
ACT code: 2754

Hamilton offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about Hamilton’s test-optional policy. Students who rank Hamilton can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in Hamilton’s review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, Hamilton accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Please note: official scores will be required for students who enroll at Hamilton and request that their scores be considered for admission. Any variance between self-reported and official scores may jeopardize a student’s admission decision.

4

Official First Quarter (or Trimester) Senior Grades

School counselors should mail, fax or email a copy of your first quarter or trimester senior grades to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below). Hamilton will need to receive the most recently available senior grades before rendering a decision.

5

2021-2022 FAFSA 

FAFSA code: 002728
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

It is highly recommended that parents and students use the DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) process to transfer their 2019 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

6

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2286
Available: Oct. 1

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

Fee waivers may be available from the College Board when you register for the Profile, or by contacting Hamilton's Office of Financial Aid at: finaid@hamilton.edu.

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Profile Business/Farm Supplement.

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. Please find instructions for waiving this requirement on Hamilton's site

7

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

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. Also include copies of your parents' recent paystubs or other verification of current-year income.

Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. 

Submit directly to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Upon completion of the CSS Profile you will receive an IDOC ID which will allow you to upload tax documents to IDOC. Please note that you only need to submit these documents once to IDOC and they will be available to all of the schools that use IDOC.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Hamilton through Early Decision II. The deadline for Early Decision II is January 1.

Students should submit the Early Decision Agreement form (Signed by student, counselor, and parent/guardian) by the application deadline. The form can be found on the Common Application website, or contact the Admissions Office for a PDF copy (see Contact Information below).

Early Decision is a binding commitment and students will receive an admission decision by February 15.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Hamilton 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 and any relevant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Office of Admission to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below) OR send an e-mail to questbridge@hamilton.edu.

Regular Decision Requirements:

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

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Hamilton

Hamilton QuestBridge Supplement

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Mid-February

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

Test Scores (Optional)
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 2286
ACT code: 2754

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Hamilton

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002728
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2021-2022 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2286
Available: Oct. 1

 

Contact Information 

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

Mail, fax or email official transcripts to:

Office of Admission
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
ATTN: QuestBridge Documents
Fax: (315) 859-4457, ATTN: QuestBridge Documents
Email: questbridge@hamilton.edu

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to: 

Office of Financial Aid
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Fax: (315) 859-4962; ATTN: QuestBridge Documents
Email: finaid@hamilton.edu

Hamilton Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):

T. Peaches Valdes
Dean of Admission
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Office: (800) 843-2655
Email: questbridge@hamilton.edu

Office of Admission
Office of Financial Aid