University of Notre Dame

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Notre Dame

If you are a finalist who ranked Notre Dame, your National College Match application will be sent to Notre Dame, and you will need to submit the following requirements by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

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

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Notre Dame QuestBridge Supplement

After Notre Dame receives your QuestBridge Application, you will receive an email containing instructions on how to access your Notre Dame Applicant Status Portal. The link to the Notre Dame QuestBridge Supplement will be available in your Applicant Status Portal.

2

(Optional) Test Scores
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1841
ACT code: 1252

For the 2021-2022 application cycle, Notre Dame offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Students who rank Notre Dame can indicate whether they would like SAT and/or ACT scores included in the evaluation of their application on the Notre Dame QuestBridge Supplement.  

For students who would like to submit test scores, Notre Dame will accept self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Notre Dame and have taken the SAT and/or ACT. If you submit multiple scores, Notre Dame will superscore the tests for our evaluation. This means the highest composite score and highest scores on each section will be considered, regardless of test date. Note that Notre Dame does not require the writing portion of the ACT or the SAT.

SAT Subject Test and/or AP Exam scores are not required, but are recommended in the areas of History, Foreign Language, and Science for applicants enrolled in a home-school program.

3

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA Code: 001840
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens. Applicants are encouraged to complete the FAFSA before the Nov. 1 deadline. Note that the FAFSA is not required for undocumented students, in accordance with our institutional policies.

4

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1841
Available: Oct. 1

Please select “Early Action” as your admission application type. Applicants are encouraged to complete the CSS Profile before the Nov. 1 deadline. The CSS Profile is required for undocumented students.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both biological parents will need to complete a CSS Profile for their respective households, using individual login credentials.
  • 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. You should upload the Non-Custodial Parent Waiver Petition through the College Board IDOC service portal. 

5

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Upload financial documents electronically through the College Board IDOC service portal, which will be available 1-2 days after you complete the CSS Profile. Please plan accordingly so that you can access IDOC and upload your documents before the Nov. 1 deadline.

Upload a signed copy of your parents' 2020 federal income tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. If your parents own or operate a business partnership or corporation, include a copy of the 2020 partnership or corporate tax returns.

If your parents are divorced or separated, both biological parents must separately upload to IDOC a signed copy of their 2020 federal income tax return, including all worksheets and schedules, W-2s, 1099s, and any other earnings statements used to file the federal income tax return.

Options following the Match

Restrictive
Early Action

Finalists who do not match will automatically receive a Restrictive Early Action Decision in mid-December. 

If you would prefer to have your application reviewed in Regular Decision, contact Monica Newland in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@nd.edu by December 5. Be sure to use the email address listed on your QuestBridge application, and include your QuestBridge ID number. To withdraw your application from consideration for admissions in both Restrictive Early Action and Regular Decision, you may use the Application Withdrawal Request Form, available on the Notre Dame Applicant Status Portal. 

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

Regular Decision Requirements:

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

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

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

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Notre Dame

Notre Dame QuestBridge Supplement

 

When Notre Dame receives your QuestBridge Application, you will receive an email containing instructions on how to access your Notre Dame Applicant Status Portal. Once you log in, you will have access to the Notre Dame QuestBridge Supplement.

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 1

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1841
ACT code: 1252

Only if new scores to report

 

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Notre Dame

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001840
Available: Oct 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 1841
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Notre Dame Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications):

Monica Newland, Associate Director of Admissions
m.newland@nd.edu

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

University of Notre Dame Undergraduate Admissions
Mckenna Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Email: admissions@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-7505
Official transcripts or other application materials may be sent to ndforms@nd.edu

University of Notre Dame Office of Financial Aid
Email: finaid@nd.edu
Phone: (574) 631-6436
Contact Finacial Aid with any questions about the Financial Aid application requirements