Vassar College

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 Unversity Admissions 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 then email you instructions to log in and activate your admissions 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
Official Reports

SAT code: 2956
ACT code: 2982

Vassar College is test-optional for the 2021-2022 school year. If you would like to submit your test scores, 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 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. 

3

2022-2023 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.

4

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 2956
Available Oct. 1

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.

5

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

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

Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2020 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 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 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 3 - December 12. 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 University Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Vassar on December 15 and Vassar may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Vassar applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Vassar. 

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 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 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 
Official Reports

SAT code: 2956
ACT code: 2982

Optional, not required

Vassar College is test-optional for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Optional, not required.

Vassar College is test-optional for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Regular Decision Requirements: 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

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA Code: 002895
Available: Oct. 1

 

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2022-2023 CSS Profile

CSS code: 2956
Available: Oct. 1

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 

Contact Information 

Vassar Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):

Donelle Durham
Associate Director of Diversity Outreach
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

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