National College Match: Dates And Deadlines

All deadlines occur at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. 

View our flowchart to learn more about how the National College Match works.

Summer 2018

2018 National College Match application opens online.

September 27, 2018

National College Match application is due.

October 11, 2018

College rankings and signed Match Agreement Form are due.

October 18, 2018

  • Applicants are notified of Finalist decisions on the application's Manage page.
  • Finalists continue with their College Match applications. Applicants not chosen as Finalists (Non-Finalists) should proceed on their own with college applications. 

November 1, 2018

  • Finalists must submit required documents to the colleges that they have ranked.

November 5, 2018

Finalists can begin selecting colleges for QuestBridge Regular Decision.

December 3, 2018

  • Finalists are notified of College Match Scholarship results on the application's Manage page.
  • Finalists who do not match continue with QuestBridge Regular Decision.

December 10, 2018

The QuestBridge Regular Decision Form is due.

Spring 2019

Admissions decisions are sent out by the colleges for Regular Decision applicants.