Application Resources Guide

Welcome to our Application Resources Guide for the 2018 National College Match. We hope that it will help you stay on track to complete your application! The deadline is September 27, 2018.

Key sections:

  1. Household and Income
  2. Recommendations
  3. Academic
  4. Writing
  5. Review
  6. Submit

Household and Income

Income and Assets Guide

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Household Section FAQ

Video Tutorials

Parent/Guardian Income & Assets Page Video

Bridge Badge

Earn the Household Badge by filling out the Household page.

Recommender Information Sheet Download now

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Recommendations FAQ

Bridge Badge

Earn the Recommenders Badge by registering two high school teachers as recommenders.



Academic Section FAQ

Submitting Materials FAQ

Video Tutorial

Academic Page Video

Submitting Materials Video

Bridge Badge

Earn the Coursework Badge by adding your 12th grade coursework.

Earn the Transcript Badge by uploading your transcript.

Earn the Secondary School Report Badge by registering your school counselor.


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Writing Essays

The Bridge Blog Posts

Four tips to improve your essay

What makes a college essay stand out?

Bridge Badge

Earn the Writing Badge by completing your short answers and essays.

  • Visit your Review and Submit page to identify any errors or missing information.

  • Check your entire application to make sure you answered all the questions and to proofread for any typos or grammatical mistakes.

  • Check your application proof to be sure all your responses appear the way you would like them to. Watch for any cut-off text or other issues that you should fix before submitting.

  • Even if one or more recommendations have not been submitted, submit your application by the deadline. Remind your recommender(s) to submit online as soon as possible.
  • Earn the last Bridge Badge by submitting your application by Thursday, September 27, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.