Yale University

 

National College Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Yale

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

College Match Required Application Materials
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1

1

Yale QuestBridge Questionnaire

After your QuestBridge Application has been forwarded to Yale, you will receive instructions on activating your Yale Admissions Status Portal. Once you have activated your status portal, complete the short Yale QuestBridge Questionnaire, available via the status portal. The Questionnaire will ask you to identify up to three Yale majors that interest you, and to reflect on your academic interests and your interest in Yale. The specific questions can be found at admissions.yale.edu/essay-topics

2

Standardized Test Scores
SAT code: 3987
ACT code: 0618

Yale requires one of the following:

  • SAT with Essay, or
  • ACT with Writing.

SAT Subject Tests are recommended, not required. Applicants who do not take SAT Subject Tests will not be disadvantaged. Yale does not participate in score choice for the SAT, but does participate in score choice for SAT Subject Tests.

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

QuestBridge applicants may submit official or self-reported scores. Applicants who are admitted and choose to enroll at Yale will be required to submit official score reports by May 2018. Discrepancies between self-reported and official scores will result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission.

Students applying to Yale with a QuestBridge application will see the checklist item “Required Standardized Testing” listed as “Waived” in the Yale Admissions Status Portal. This means that Yale waives the requirement that QuestBridge applicants submit official scores from the testing agency, but completed test scores are still required as outlined above. QuestBridge applicants will satisfy Yale’s standardized testing requirements by self-reporting all scores on the QuestBridge application. 

TOEFL is recommended for non-native English speakers who have not spent at least two years in an English-language secondary school.

For more information, visit admissions.yale.edu/applying-yale-through-questbridge

3

Official Transcripts

Additional transcripts are not required for consideration in the National College Match. All applicants, including those who match with Yale, must submit the QuestBridge Midyear Report when first semester or trimester senior grades become available. This is typically in January or February. See Contact Information for how to submit.

4

2018-2019 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3987
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 2016 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Yale using this cover sheet.  OR, if your parent is not required according to IRS guidelines, complete the Noncustodial Tax Nonfiling Statement.
  • 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’ 2016 federal income tax returns

  • Signed, with all schedules, attachments, W-2 forms and other earning statements. If your parents own a business or farm, include partnership and/or corporate tax returns. 
  • Copies of your parents' recent paystubs or other verification of current-year income.
  • OR, if your parents are not required according to IRS guidelines, complete the Parent Tax Nonfiling Statement.

Send using College Board's IDOC Service, which you may access after submitting the CSS Profile.

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2018-19 FAFSA
Available Oct 1
  • U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • The FAFSA is not required for Undocumented/DACA or international students because these students are not eligible to apply for federal aid.

Options following the Match

Single-Choice Early Action

Finalists who do not match cannot be considered for admission through Single-Choice Early Action to Yale, but instead will be automatically considered in the Regular Decision process.

Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply to Yale in the Single-Choice Early Action program. To have your QuestBridge application considered for Early Action at Yale, please send an email to apply.questions@yale.edu from the email address listed on your QuestBridge application by November 1. Please include your QuestBridge ID number and the following text: “I would like to share my QuestBridge National College Match Application with Yale for consideration in Yale’s Single-Choice Early Action program. I have reviewed the policies outlined at admissions.yale.edu/single-choice-early-action. I will neither rank any colleges for the QuestBridge National College Match, nor submit any Early Action or Early Decision applications to other colleges or universities that would violate Yale’s Single-Choice Early Action policy.

Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Yale for the College Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit updated transcripts and any relevant updates. 

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must request that your application be withdrawn by completing the "Application Withdrawal Request Form", available on the Yale Admissions Status Portal. 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Yale on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 6 - December 11. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Yale (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

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

Finalists who did not rank Yale

Common Application  and all supporting documents

 

 

Official Transcripts

 

 

Yale QuestBridge Questionnaire

 

Standardized Test Scores
SAT code: 3987
ACT code: 0618

Only if new scores to report

QuestBridge applicants may submit official or self-reported scores. Applicants who are admitted and choose to enroll at Yale will be required to submit official score reports by May 2018. Discrepancies between self-reported and official scores will result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission.

QuestBridge Midyear Report

When first semester or trimester grades are available (typcially January or February)

When first semester or trimester grades are available (typcially January or February)

Application Fee

 

 

Regular Decision Required Financial Aid Materials
DEADLINE: MARCH 1

 

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

Finalists who did not rank Yale

2018-2019  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
CSS code: 3987
Available Oct. 1

 

2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

2018-2019 FAFSA
Available: Oct. 1

Contact Information 

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

Fax official transcripts and Midyear Reports to:
Fax: (203) 436-9775

Or mail to: 
PO Box 208234
New Haven, CT 06520

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to:
Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid
Yale University
PO Box 208288
New Haven, CT 06520-8288
Fax: (203) 436-9769

 

Yale Contacts (regarding QuestBridge applications):
Phone: (203) 432-9300
Email:  apply.questions@yale.edu


Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid