Macalester College

 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Macalester

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

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Macalester QuestBridge Supplement

 

2

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 6390
ACT code: 2122

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.  Macalester will also accept test score reports submitted directly by your school.

Macalester requires the SAT (optional essay section of the redesigned SAT not required) or the ACT.

3

Official Transcripts

You must submit official transcripts of all classes and grades beginning with 9th grade. Have a school official (counselor, registrar) submit your official transcript(s) electronically via Naviance, mail, email or fax (see Contact Information below). 

4

2018-2019
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 
CSS code: 6390
Available: Oct. 1

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE Business/Farm Supplement.

If your biological/adoptive parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both parents must complete separate CSS Profile applications.
  • 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. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.

5

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. After completing the CSS Profile, you will be prompted to submit these tax documents through the College Board's IDOC service.

If you are not able to use IDOC, you can send documents directly to Macalester via secure file transfer at macalester.leapfile.net (use financialaid@macalester.edu when prompted for an email address.) Please include the name of the student applying within the Subject field.

As an alternative, you can mail or fax to the Office of Financial Aid (see Contact Information below). Please include a cover sheet or letter that references the name of the student applying with the mailing or fax.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision II to Macalester.

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must send an email to admissions@macalester.edu with "QuestBridge applicant seeking Early Decision II" in the subject line. All required materials must be submitted by January 1, the EDII application deadline. 

Finalists who did not rank any colleges for the match may apply Early Decision II to Macalester. Follow the same instructions as above. 

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Macalester 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 Midyear Report and any significant updates.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

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

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Macalester according to your status by the deadlines listed below. 

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Macalester

Macalester QuestBridge Supplement

 

Official Transcripts

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores 
SAT code: 6390
ACT code: 2122

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge Midyear Report

Application Fee    
Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Macalester

2018-2019 
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE 

CSS code: 6390
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 or email official transcripts to:
Admissions Office
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone: (800) 231-7974
Fax: (651) 696-6724
Email: admissions@macalester.edu

Send federal income tax documents via secure file transfer at macalester.leapfile.net (use financialaid@macalester.edu when prompted for an email address.)

Documents may be mailed or faxed using the information below. 

Financial Aid Office
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Fax: (651) 696-6866
Email for questions: financialaid@macalester.edu

Macalester Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Philana Tenhoff
Associate Director of Admissions
questbridge@macalester.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid