Williams College

This page will be updated by late summer 2020.

Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Williams

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

Match Requirements
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Test Scores
Self-Reported

SAT code: 3965
ACT code: 1936

Williams offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Students who rank Williams can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, Williams accepts official test scores, self-reported test scores, screenshots of score reports, or scores verified through counselors. Test score information can be included in the testing section of the QuestBridge Application or emailed to questbridge@williams.edu. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Williams and request that their scores be considered for admission. Please note that scores for all enrolling students will be verified and discrepancies between self-reported scores and official scores may jeopardize a student’s place at Williams.

 

2

Optional Supplements

Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio. If you have a  talent in the arts, samples of your work can be submitted via SlideRoom for review by Williams faculty. 

Scientific Research Abstracts. If you have pursued significant scientific or mathematics research and are considering a research or academic career, we welcome brief descriptions of your work. Materials can be submitted via your application, or by email to questbridge@williams.edu

3

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002229
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only.

4

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3965
Available: Oct. 1

Please select "Regular Decision" as your admission application type.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your non-custodial parent must also complete a CSS Profile with their information.
Fee waivers are available for the CSS Profile and can be accessed here

5

2021-2022 Verification Statement and copies of parent and student 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Submit to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Please note that you only need to submit these documents once to IDOC and they will be available to all of the schools that use IDOC. You will receive your IDOC ID shortly after you submit your CSS Profile.

Your non-custodial parent must also submit copies of their 2019 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Please be sure to share your IDOC ID with your non-custodial parent.

 

Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who do not match may apply Early Decision to Williams. 

Applicants interested in Early Decision must submit their Williams College QuestBridge Admission Form by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on December 3 to be considered.

Regular Decision

Follow the instructions below to apply through Regular Decision.

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Williams on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 4 - December 15. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Williams (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Williams 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 Williams and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Williams

QuestBridge Application, Common Application or Coalition Application with Williams-specific questions and all supporting documents

Optional: Students can use either their QuestBridge application, the Coalition Application or the Common Application.

If you apply via the Common Application, on the Williams-specific section you will be asked "Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?" Please select "Applying for a Williams College Fee Waiver." As a QuestBridge applicant, your fee waiver request will be automatically granted.

If you apply via the Coalition Application, use the fee waiver code: Williams Fee Waiver. As a QuestBridge applicant, your fee waiver request will be automatically granted.

Optional: Students can use either their QuestBridge application, the Coalition Application or the Common Application.

If you apply via the Common Application, on the Williams-specific section you will be asked "Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?" Please select "Applying for a Williams College Fee Waiver." As a QuestBridge applicant, your fee waiver request will be automatically granted.

If you apply via the Coalition Application, use the fee waiver code: Williams Fee Waiver. As a QuestBridge applicant, your fee waiver request will be automatically granted.

Williams College QuestBridge Admission Form

Midyear Grades
Deadline: Feb. 6

If you submit a Common App or Coalition Application in addition to a QuestBridge Application you/your counselor may use any of the midyear forms to submit your updated transcript.

If you submit a Common App or Coalition Application in addition to a QuestBridge Application you/your counselor may use any of the midyear forms to submit your updated transcript.

Official Transcripts

There is no need to submit an additional transcript as we already have your official transcript on file from the Match.

Test Scores
Self-Reported

SAT code: 3965
ACT code: 1936

Williams offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Students who rank Williams can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, Williams accepts official test scores, self-reported test scores, screenshots of score reports, or scores verified through counselors. Test score information can be included in the testing section of the QuestBridge Application or emailed to questbridge@williams.edu Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Williams and request that their scores be considered for admission.

Please note that scores for all enrolling students will be verified and discrepancies between self-reported scores and official scores may jeopardize a student’s place at Williams.

 

Williams offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Students who rank Williams can indicate which, if any, scores they would like considered in review of their application. For students who would like to submit test scores, Williams accepts official test scores, self-reported test scores, screenshots of score reports, or scores verified through counselors. Test score information can be included in the testing section of the QuestBridge Application or emailed to questbridge@williams.edu Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Williams and request that their scores be considered for admission.

Please note that scores for all enrolling students will be verified and discrepancies between self-reported scores and official scores may jeopardize a student’s place at Williams.

 

Optional Supplements

Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio. If you have a talent in the arts, samples of your work can be submitted via SlideRoom for review by Williams faculty. 

Scientific Research Abstracts. If you have pursued significant scientific or mathematics research and are considering a research or academic career, we welcome brief descriptions of your work. Materials can be submitted via your application, or by email to questbridge@williams.edu.

Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio. If you have a talent in the arts, samples of your work can be submitted via SlideRoom for review by Williams faculty. 

Scientific Research Abstracts. If you have pursued significant scientific or mathematics research and are considering a research or academic career, we welcome brief descriptions of your work. Materials can be submitted via your application, or by email to questbridge@williams.edu.

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Williams

2021-2022 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002229
Available: Oct. 1

Check your My Williams Account to ensure that you have submitted all required financial aid documents.  

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2021-2022 CSS Profile

CSS code: 3965
Available: Oct. 1

  Check your My Williams Account to ensure that you have submitted all required financial aid documents. 

2021-2022 Verification Statement, copies of parent and student 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

 Check your My Williams Account to ensure that you have submitted all required financial aid documents.  

Submit to the CollegeBoard's Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC)

Contact Information 

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

Office of Admissions:
Williams College Office of Admission
995 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

All inquiries about financial aid should be sent to finaid@williams.edu

Williams Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
questbridge@williams.edu 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid