Oberlin College

Match RequirementsOptions following the MatchRegular Decision Requirements Contact Information

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Oberlin

If you are a Finalist who ranked Oberlin, your National College Match application will be sent to Oberlin, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please view the FAQ for Oberlin Applicants or reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

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

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Official Transcript(s)

Transcripts uploaded to the QuestBridge application are accepted as official, or your high school counselor can send transcripts directly to the Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

2

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1587
ACT code: 3304

Oberlin College has moved to a test-optional model starting with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle and continuing as a pilot program through the 2022-2023 application year. 

SAT and ACT score submissions will still be accepted, but will no longer be required. If desired, you may submit results from SAT II subject exams. For students who would like to submit test scores, Oberlin can use self-reported SAT and ACT scores to evaluate an application for admission. Oberlin will accept official score reports from the testing agency, or scores listed on official high school transcripts.

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2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1587
Available Oct. 1

Please select Regular Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will complete their own CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • Your non-custodial parent must submit the online Non-Custodial Profile after creating a separate College Board account.
  • 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. Download the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition.

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2020 Federal Tax Returns 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. All documents should be securely uploaded via the Oberlin Financial Aid website.

Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2020 federal income tax returns, signed with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

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

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must email the Admissions Office at college.admissions@oberlin.edu by January 1 to be considered.

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

Regular Decision Requirements:

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

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

Step 3: Submit all additional required admission and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Oberlin as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Oberlin

Common Application or Coalition Application with all supporting documents

Optional

Only required if you choose not to forward your QuestBridge application to Oberlin.

Optional

Only required if you choose not to forward your QuestBridge application to Oberlin.

Oberlin QuestBridge Supplement 

Available through the Oberlin College applicant portal after you have forwarded your QuestBridge Application. 

Available through the Oberlin College applicant portal after you have forwarded your QuestBridge Application. 

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report 

Official Transcript(s)

Transcripts uploaded to QuestBridge by a high school counselor and forwarded to Oberlin by QuestBridge are accepted as official. Otherwise, your high school counselor must send transcripts directly to the Admissions Office (see Contact Information below).

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1587
ACT code: 3304

Optional. Oberlin has moved to a test-optional model starting with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle and continuing as a pilot program through the 2022-2023 application year.  

Optional. Oberlin has moved to a test-optional model starting with the 2020-2021 admissions cycle and continuing as a pilot program through the 2022-2023 application year. 

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINES: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Oberlin

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA Code: 003086
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1587
Available Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Admissions Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Phone: (800)-622-OBIE (6243)
Email: college.admissions@oberlin.edu

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

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

Mail official transcripts to:
Oberlin College 
Office of Admissions
38 East College Street
Oberlin, OH 44074

Upload federal income tax returns via the Oberlin Financial Aid website.
Oberlin College 
Office of Financial Aid
52 West Lorain Street
Oberlin, OH 44074
Fax: (440) 775-8249
Email: financial.aid@oberlin.edu