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

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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

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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.

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Standardized Test Scores
SAT code: 3987
ACT code: 0618

Yale requires the SAT or ACT. The SAT Essay and ACT Writing sections are optional, but applicants who opt to complete the Essay or Writing section should self-report their Essay or Writing subscore on the application.

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).

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 in May 2019. Discrepancies between self-reported and official scores will result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission.

Applicants 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 applicants submit official scores from the testing agency, but completed self-reported test scores are still required as outlined above. 

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/standardized-testing

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2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 001426
Available Oct. 1

U.S. Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens 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.

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2019-2020
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 2017 federal tax returns with all schedules, attachments, W-2 Forms, and other earnings statements. Submit directly to Yale using this cover sheet. 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’ 2017 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.
  • 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.

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 5 - December 10. 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 by the applicable deadlines directly to Yale 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 Yale and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Yale

Yale QuestBridge Questionnaire

 

QuestBridge Midyear Report

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

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

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 2019. Discrepancies between self-reported and official scores will result in the withdrawal of an offer of admission.

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

2019-2020 FAFSA
FAFSA code: 001426
Available Oct. 1

 

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

2019-2020
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

CSS code: 3987
Available Oct. 1

 

2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2
Forms

 

Contact Information 

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

Mail, fax, or upload official transcripts and Midyear Reports to:
PO Box 208234
New Haven, CT 06520
Fax: (203) 436-9775

Counselors, registrars, and other school officials may upload a digital copy of a transcript or midyear report using the counselor document upload tool linked at http://admissions.yale.edu/counselors

Mail or fax federal income tax returns (if unable to use IDOC) 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