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 your personalized Hamilton Portal, this form is submitted and completed online. 

2

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2286
ACT code: 2754

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT as soon as you are notified that you are a Finalist. Do NOT use the rush reporting service. 

If standardized testing scores appear on an official transcript with the date taken and all subsections, then Hamilton will accept those scores as official. A school counselor/registrar may mail, fax or email official score reports (see Contact Information below).

Hamilton requires either the SAT (recommended with Writing or the Essay section) or the ACT (recommended with Writing) or Three individual exams of your choice, selected from SAT sections (including Essay test from redesigned SAT), 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. 

3

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). 

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

Hamilton Financial Aid Application E-Form

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

6

2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid 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 Financial Aid/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/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2016 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’ 2016 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

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

It is highly recommended that parents and students use the DRT (Data Retrieval Tool) process to transfer their 2016 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

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 admissions 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 6 - December 11. 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 to Hamilton according to your status by the deadlines listed 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

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 2286
ACT code: 2754

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee    
Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Hamilton

2018-2019
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 2286
Available: Oct. 1

2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

 

2018-2019 FAFSA
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
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