Williams College

This page will be updated by August for the 2018 National College Match. 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Williams

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

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Test Scores
SAT code: 3965
ACT code: 1936

Williams requires the SAT (without optional essay) or the ACT (without writing).

Scores can be entered into the testing section of the QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. Students can also take a screenshot of their score report and email it to questbridge@williams.edu or send scores directly from the testing agency. 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.

The last possible test dates for consideration in the College Match are September (ACT) or October (SAT).

2

Optional Supplements

Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio. If you have a well-developed 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 applicationmaterials@williams.edu.

3

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002229
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only.

4

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3965
Available: Oct. 1

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

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial PROFILE using the login ID and password that will be emailed to you when you complete the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.
  • Your noncustodial parent must also submit copies of their 2017 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. Note that the IDOC service does not become available until November 1, 2018.
  • 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.

5

2019-2020 Verification Worksheet and copies of parent and student 2017 federal tax returns and W-2 forms

Submit to the College Board’s Institutional Documentation Service (IDOC). Note that the IDOC service does not become available until November 1, 2018.

Options following the Match

Early Decision

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

Applicants interested in Early Decision must email questbridge@williams.edu by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on December 5 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 5 - December 10. 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 Required 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. 15

Official Transcripts

 

Test Scores
SAT code: 3965
ACT code: 1936

Submit only if new scores to report since you submitted your Match application

Students can take a screenshot of their score report and email it to questbridge@williams.edu or send scores directly from the testing agency.

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 requires the SAT (without optional essay) or the ACT (without writing).

Scores can be entered into the testing section of the QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application.

Students can take a screenshot of their score report and email it to questbridge@williams.edu or send scores directly from the testing agency.

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 well-developed 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 applicationmaterials@williams.edu.

Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio. If you have a well-developed 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 applicationmaterials@williams.edu.

Regular Decision Required 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

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 002229
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3965
Available: Oct. 1

 

2019-2020 Verification Worksheet, copies of parent and student 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

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

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