Vassar College

This page will be updated by late summer of 2022.

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Vassar

If you are a Finalist who ranked Vassar, your National College Match application will be sent to Vassar, 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 Vassar applicants or reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

Vassar College Applicant Status Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Vassar on October 19, and Vassar may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Vassar will email you instructions to log in and activate your Applicant Status Portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Vassar.

1

Official Transcript(s)

Mail, fax or email to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below).

2

(Optional) Test Scores

SAT code: 2956
ACT code: 2982

Vassar College is test-optional for the 2022-2023 application cycle. Students who wish to report SAT or ACT scores have the option to self-report scores, send scores from the testing companies, or have their high school send copies of their test scores.

Note: Enrolling students who choose to self-report testing will be required to provide official score reports in the spring. Vassar reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if an applicant’s self-reported scores do not align with those in their official score report.

Vassar will use the superscore for the SAT or ACT. If a student submits both the SAT and ACT, Vassar will use the higher of the two scores to evaluate the application.

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2023-2024 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002895
Available Oct. 1

US Citizens and Permanent Residents must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for financial aid.

Once completed, be sure to review your Student Aid Report (SAR) sent to you from the U.S. Department of Education for accuracy. If necessary, correct any errors and resubmit.

4

2023-2024 CSS Profile

CSS code: 2956
Available Oct. 1

In addition to the FAFSA, all applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid must submit the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile.

Please select Early Decision or Regular Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your non-custodial parent must submit a CSS Profile as well.
  • 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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2021 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. Include personal and corporate partnership tax returns. If applicable, submit all documents to College Board’s IDOC service.

Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2021 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit to the College Board’s IDOC service.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Vassar through the Early Decision II (EDII) round, which has a deadline of January 1.

Applicants interested in Early Decision II must submit:

  • The Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement, found in your Vassar Applicant Status Portal
  • A completed Early Decision agreement form.
  • Any missing financial aid documents

Regular Decision

Finalists who ranked Vassar for the Match, but do not match to a binding college, will automatically have their applications considered in the Regular Decision round.

If you no longer wish to be considered for admission to Vassar, you must contact Vassar directly to withdraw your application(see Contact Information below) or withdraw through your Vassar Applicant Status Portal.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Vassar on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 11. 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: Activate your Vassar College Applicant Status Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Vassar on December 14 and Vassar may need a couple days to import them into their system. Login information for the Applicant Status Portal will be emailed to you so you can track the status of your application.

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

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: 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 member-specific Vassar College Questions’ “General” heading, 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 member-specific Vassar College Questions’ “General” heading, 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 QuestBridge Writing Supplement

Vassar College Selection Form 

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Deadline: Feb. 1

Official Transcripts

Only if they weren't included in original QuestBridge application

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 

SAT code: 2956
ACT code: 2982

Optional, not required. Finalists must declare whether or not they wish to include testing by logging in to Vassar’s Applicant Status Portal and completing the test optional form by January 10.

Vassar College is test-optional for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Optional, not required. Finalists must declare whether or not they wish to include testing by logging in to Vassar’s Applicant Status Portal and completing the test optional form by January 10.

Vassar College is test-optional for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Vassar

2023-2024 FAFSA

FAFSA Code: 002895
Available: Oct. 1

Only if they weren't included in original QuestBridge application

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2023-2024 CSS Profile

CSS code: 2956
Available: Oct. 1

Only if they weren't included in original QuestBridge application

2021 Complete Federal Tax Returns including W-2(s) and Schedules

Only if they weren't included in original QuestBridge application

Contact Information 

Vassar Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 10
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Office: (845) 437-7300
Email: questbridge@vassar.edu

Office of Admission
Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial materials):

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 tax returns and all financial aid documents via College Board’s IDOC service