Hamilton College

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Hamilton

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

College Match Required Application Materials
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 Transcripts

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
SAT code: 2286
ACT code: 2754

Hamilton requires either the SAT (Essay optional for redesigned SAT) or the ACT (Writing Section optional) or three individual exams of your choice, selected from SAT sections, SAT subject tests, ACT writing, AP scores or IB final exams. Learn more about Hamilton's Flexible Testing Policy to decide your test plan. Hamilton does not require the optional essay for either the SAT or the ACT.

In evaluating the SAT and/or the ACT, Hamilton uses the highest subscores taken from multiple test dates for that test and recalculates them into a new composite score in a process called super scoring.

Hamilton accepts official or self-reported scores as part of your application for admission. You can submit your testing: self-reported on the QuestBridge Application; directly from the testing agency; on an official transcript or via official school email; or a screenshot/pdf of your score report emailed to questbridge@hamilton.edu. When self-reporting your scores, please do not recalculate or superscore, and send them exactly as you received them. Please note: Official testing (from testing agency or high school official) will be required of all students who choose to enroll at Hamilton and any variance from self-reported testing may jeopardize your admission decision.

4

Official 1st 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

2019-2020
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 2017 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

6

2019-2020
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 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 Profile.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2017 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. 
  • 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. Please find instructions for waiving this requirement on Hamilton's site

7

A copy of your parents’ 2017 federal income tax returns

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.

Submit directly to Hamilton through your personalized financial aid checklist, or by mail or fax to the Office of Financial Aid (see Contact Information below).

8

Hamilton Financial Aid Application E-Form

Found on your personalized Financial Aid checklist, this form is completed and submitted online.

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 College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit your Mid-Year 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 5 - December 10. 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 Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Hamilton

Hamilton QuestBridge Supplement

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Mid-February

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 2286
ACT code: 2754

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Hamilton

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002728
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020 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):

Mia Rogers
Senior Assistant 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