Hamilton College

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Hamilton

If you are a Finalist who ranked Hamilton, your National College Match application will be sent to the College, and you will need to submit additional required items (listed below) to Hamilton by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing this information, please reach out to Hamilton directly.

 

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Hamilton College Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Hamilton on October 19, and Hamilton may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Hamilton 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 Hamilton.

1

Hamilton QuestBridge Supplement

Found on the checklist in your personalized Applicant 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

(Optional) Test Scores 
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 whether they would like their standardized testing to be considered in Hamilton’s review of their application. For students who choose to submit testing, please note that Hamilton accepts self-reported test scores for the application process, but official scores (from testing agency, guidance counselor, or on an official transcript) will be required for students who enroll at Hamilton. 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

2022-2023 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 2020 IRS tax information from the IRS into their FAFSA. 

6

2022-2023 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

2020 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 2020 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 can apply Early Decision (Round II) to Hamilton. The deadline for Early Decision II is January 31.

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, and is also available as a PDF that can be scanned and emailed or faxed (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 do not end up matching with a QuestBridge partner college will automatically have their applications considered in Hamilton’s Regular Decision selection process. Please monitor your Hamilton portal and be sure to submit your midyear grades 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 admission@hamilton.edu.

Regular Decision Requirements:

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

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

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission 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: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 5

 

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

(Optional) Test Scores
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 14

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Hamilton

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002728
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2286
Available: Oct. 1

 

Contact Information 

Hamilton Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Joanne Pluff
Associate Dean of Admission
Director of Diversity Recruitment
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323
Office: (800) 843-2655
Email: admission@hamilton.edu

Office of Admission
Office of Financial Aid

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

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: admission@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