Vassar College

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Vassar

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

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1
1 Official Transcripts Mail, fax or email to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below).

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Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2956
ACT code: 2982

Request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service.  Vassar will also accept copies of official score reports sent by your high school. 

Vassar requires all applicants to submit standardized test results from either the SAT or the ACT. Vassar does not require the optional essay for either the SAT or the ACT. 

SAT Subject Tests are not required, and students opting not to send Subject Tests will not be penalized. However, SAT Subject Tests will be considered if submitted as part of a testing profile. Subject Tests may enhance an applicant's credentials, particularly for applicants from non-traditional school backgrounds (homeschooled, non-graded schools, etc). 

In evaluating the SAT and/or the ACT, Vassar 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. 

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2019-2020
FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002895
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

Once completed, be sure to review your Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to you for accuracy. If necessary, correct any errors and resubmit.

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2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 2956
Available Oct. 1

Please select Regular Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit a CSS Profile as well.
  • 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.

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A copy of your parents’ 2017 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 to College Board’s IDOC service.

Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2017 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit to College Board’s IDOC service.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

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

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must submit the Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement indicating EDII along with a completed Early Decision agreement form.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Vassar for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college, will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. 

If you no longer wish to be considered, you MUST contact Vassar in writing to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below).

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Vassar on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 - December 10. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Vassar (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials to Vassar 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 Vassar and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Vassar

Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents

Optional, not required.

All QuestBridge Finalists automatically qualify for a fee waiver.

If you apply via the Common Application, under the Vassar College Member-Specific section you will be asked “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?”. Please select “Yes, I will be using a Vassar fee waiver.”

If you apply via the Coalition Application, use the fee waiver code "Vassar Fee Waiver".

Optional, not required.

All QuestBridge Finalists automatically qualify for a fee waiver.

If you apply via the Common Application, under the Vassar College Member-Specific section you will be asked “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?”. Please select “Yes, I will be using a Vassar fee waiver.”

If you apply via the Coalition Application, use the fee waiver code "Vassar Fee Waiver".

Vassar College Selection Form 
Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 1

Official Transcripts

Only if they weren't included in original QuestBridge application

Update including recent grades

Official Test Scores
SAT code: 2956
ACT code: 2982

Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Vassar

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA Code: 002895
Available: Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 2956
Available: Oct. 1

 

2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

Contact Information 

Contact Information (for mailing/faxing materials and general questions):

Mail, fax or email official transcripts to:
Office of Admission
Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 10
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
ATTN: QuestBridge Documents
Fax: (845) 437-7063, ATTN: QuestBridge Documents
Email: questbridge@vassar.edu 

Submit income tax returns via College Board’s IDOC service 

Vassar Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Paola Gentry
Associate Director of Admission
Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 10
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Office: (845) 437-7300
Email: questbridge@vassar.edu

More information about applying to Vassar
More information about applying for financial aid at Vassar