For Non-Finalists

 

If you are not selected as a Finalist, we want to emphasize that this is not an indication of your chances of admission to one of our college partners. The QuestBridge Finalist selection process requires consideration of many factors - both academic and financial- and therefore the particular circumstances in which you were not made a Finalist may not have any final bearing on where you will ultimately be admitted. Many exceptional Non-Finalists are still admitted to excellent colleges, including our college partners.

It does, however, signify that there may be limited options for you in continuing to apply through QuestBridge. The main difference is that as a Non-Finalist, you are not able to participate in the Match. Because Non-Finalists cannot be considered for the Match, they are free to apply to any college for early admission.

Applying Regular Decision

For the college partners that will accept the QuestBridge application in lieu of the Common Application or Coalition Application, we encourage you to consider applying through QuestBridge Regular Decision. The QuestBridge Regular Decision Form will be available on your Manage page from November 4 through December 9. Please note: As a Non-Finalist, you may need to submit application fees or additional requirements to each college.

Links: Common Application  |  Coalition Application |  QuestBridge Midyear Report  |  CSS Profile  |  FAFSA   

Please review the requirements below for Non-Finalists:

CollegeNon-Finalist Requirements

Amherst College

  • QuestBridge Application
  • Amherst QuestBridge Regular Decision Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3003; ACT code: 1774)
    • For the class of 2021 Amherst has suspended its testing requirement. Therefore, for all students in the class of 2021, it is optional for a student to submit either the SAT or the ACT. Amherst will not consider SAT Subject Tests.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002115)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3003)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Boston College 
  • Common Application or QuestBridge Application (with Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire) and all supporting documents, including one academic teacher recommendation and a counselor recommendation 
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Midyear Report 
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3083; ACT code: 1788)
    • BC has adopted a test-optional policy for first year applicants during the 2020-2021 admission cycle. 
    • If the cost of sending test scores from the ACT or College Board would present a financial burden, you can have your guidance or college counselor email a copy of your score report to bcapplicant@bc.edu. We also accept test scores that are reported on official high school transcripts.
  • Application Fee: If paying the application fee is a significant financial burden for your family, you are encouraged to request a fee waiver through your admissions application. 
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code:002128)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code:3083)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms. You may securely upload all required documents to the Boston College Financial Aid Document Submission Site

Bowdoin College

  • QuestBridge Application (Updated essays are welcome through the ED and RD application deadlines)
  • Bowdoin Supplement
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2089; ACT code: 1636)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002038)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3089)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Brown University

  • Common Application with Brown Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3094; ACT code: 3800)
    • Brown is test-optional for the 2020-21 application cycle. If you have scores you would like to send, you may send them.
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver from your counselor or College Board)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003401)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3189)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms (upon request)

California Institute of Technology

  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Caltech Questions, and all supporting documents.  
    • Include your Common Application ID or Coalition ID on all forms. Caltech requires two teacher recommendations with their chosen application platform: one from a Humanities or Social Science teacher AND one from a Math or Science teacher.
  • Application Fee
    • Select fee waiver by following the instructions on the Common App or Coalition Application fee waiver portion of the application by indicating "Yes" you qualify. Be sure to select QuestBridge in the CBO section.
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 001131)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4034)
  • Noncustodial Parent Profile (if applicable)
  • Required to submit only if admitted to Caltech: 
Carleton College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Carleton College Supplement and all supporting documents
  • (Optional) QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6081; ACT code: 2092)
    • Carleton is adopting a test-optional policy for first-year applicants applying for admission for entry in Fall 2021. This one-year policy means results of the SAT or the ACT are not required, but you may still submit them. You may self report scores (for free) through your Carleton student application portal.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 002340)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6081)

Claremont McKenna College

  • Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents, including two academic teacher recommendations
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4054; ACT code: 0224)
  • Application Fee
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001170)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4054)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms (submit via IDOC upon request)
Colby College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Midyear Report (QuestBridge Midyear Report accepted)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002039)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3280)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Colgate University 
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Colgate Supplement 
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2086, ACT  code: 2702)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002039)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3280)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Colorado College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Colorado College QuestBridge Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4072; ACT code: 0498)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001347)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4072)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Columbia University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application with the Columbia-specific questions AND all supporting documents.  
  • Application Fee
    • If paying the application fee is a significant financial burden for your family, you are encouraged to request a fee waiver through your admissions application. You can find more information on how to do so and eligibility on Columbia's website.
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Counselor Recommendation Letter
  • Teacher Recommendation Letters
  • (Optional) Self-Reported Test Scores
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002707)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2116)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Dartmouth College
  • Common Application with Dartmouth Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents (including two teacher recommendations and the School Report)
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor or through the Common Application)
  • Peer Recommendation (not required, but strongly encouraged)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3351; ACT code: 2508). Learn more about Dartmouth's test optional policy for the Class of 2025
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002753)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3351)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • Optional Supplemental Materials: you may submit supplemental materials (such as general updates, a visual or performing arts portfolio, scientific research abstracts, etc.) to give Dartmouth a little more information about you or let Dartmouth know of something important that you believe would strengthen your application. Learn more on Dartmouth's website about how to upload or add these to your application.
Davidson College

Duke University

  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Duke Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (Through your Common Application or Coalition Application you may request an application fee waiver online)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report, Common Application Midyear Report, or Coalition Application Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Duke University is adopting a test-optional policy for students applying for admission to the first-year undergraduate class in the 2020-21 admissions cycle. Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5156; ACT code: 3088)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002920)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5156)
Emory University
  • QuestBridge Application
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5187; ACT code: 0810)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001564)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5187)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Grinnell College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Common Application (optional)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6252; ACT code: 1318)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 001868)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6252)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Hamilton College
  • Common Application or Coalition Application preferred (QuestBridge Application accepted), and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor, College Board, or ACT)
  • Hamilton College Supplement (if using QuestBridge Application)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2286; ACT code: 2754)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002728)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2286)
Haverford College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Application Fee (waived if you apply using your QuestBridge Application)
  • Haverford Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2289; ACT code: 3590). If you do submit standardized testing, you should report all subscores for each reported sitting.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003274)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2289)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Macalester College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Macalester QuestBridge Supplement (optional)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported and Offical Test Scores when admitted and deciding to enroll (SAT code: 6390; ACT code: 2122)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 002358)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6390)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
  • Complete MIT application
  • Application Fee (or request a fee waiver)
  • Midyear Report (February Updates and Notes Form)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Report Test Scores (if taken)
  • Math or Science Teacher Recommendation
  • Interview (if available, otherwise this is waived)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002178)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3514)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Northwestern University
  • QuestBridge Supplemental Application (Northwestern Writing Supplement is optional but highly encouraged)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report (when available from high school)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported (SAT code: 1565; ACT code: 1106)
    • Northwestern offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. If students choose to submit testing, Northwestern will accept self-reported scores during the application process. Official scores are required before enrolling. 
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 001739)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1565)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Oberlin College
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1587; ACT code: 3304)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 003806)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1587)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Pomona College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Common Application or Coalition Application (optional)
  • Pomona College-QuestBridge Admissions Program Selection Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4607; ACT code: 0372)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001173)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4607)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Princeton University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application 
  • Application Fee (or request fee waiver)
  • Princeton Supplement
  • Midyear Report with Midyear Transcript
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2672; ACT code: 2588)
    • For the 2020-21 application cycle, due to the lack of access to testing sites, Princeton will not require submission of standardized testing (SAT or ACT). If you choose to submit testing, you should take the SAT or the ACT by the December date. 
  • School Report
  • School Counselor Letter
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
  • Graded Written Paper
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002627)
  • Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Rice University
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application
  • Decision Plan Verification Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6609; ACT code: 4152)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003604)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6609)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Scripps College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Scripps QuestBridge Application Form and Scripps Writing Supplement (application fee waived upon submission of the form)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4693; ACT code: 0426)
    • Scripps has a test-optional policy for the SAT and ACT. If students choose to report test scores, Scripps will accept official or self-reported scores. Scripps will consider scores official if your school counselor provides a copy of your score report. 
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001174)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4693)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Stanford University
  • Coalition Application or Common Application with Stanford-specific questions and all supporting documents.
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your guidance counselor)
  • Midyear Transcript (Deadline: Feb 15)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001305)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4704)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Swarthmore College
Tufts University
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application, and all Tufts-specific questions and supporting documents
  • Tufts/QuestBridge Applicant Form 
    • If submitting your QuestBridge Application, please complete the additional Tufts short answer questions and indicate your intended academic program on the form available within your Tufts Application Status Portal. 
  • Midyear Report
    • If submitting your QuestBridge Application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report
    • If submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application, use their Midyear report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3901; ACT code: 1922)
    • Tufts has a test-optional policy for the SAT and ACT. If students choose to report test scores, Tufts will accept official or self-reported scores; those who enroll at Tufts will be required to provide official scores. Tufts will consider scores official if your school counselor provides a copy of your score report. 
  • Visual art portfolio, only required if applying to the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) or 5-year Combined Degree BFA + BA/BS
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 002219)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3901)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
University of Chicago
  • Midyear Report (due in January)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 1832; ACT code: 1152)
    • UChicago offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. If students choose to submit testing, UChicago will accept self-reported scores during the application process. Official scores are required before enrolling. 
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001774)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
  • UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet for UChicago Aid (free through your UChicago Account) OR the CSS Profile (CSS code: 1832)
University of Notre Dame
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Notre Dame QuestBridge Supplement (accessible in the Notre Dame Applicant Status Portal)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1841; ACT code: 1252)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001840)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1841)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
University of Pennsylvania
  • The QuestBridge Application with Penn Supplement and all supporting documents ORCommon Application with Penn Supplement, and all supporting documents OR Coalition Application with Penn Supplement and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through Common Application or Coalition Application if needed, fee automatically waived if applying with your QuestBridge Application)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2926; ACT code: 3732)
    • Penn will not require applicants to submit the SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests for the 2020-21 application cycle. This applies to first-year and transfer applicants. Applicants who do not submit SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Test scores will not be at a disadvantage in the admissions process. Students who are able to take the SAT, ACT, and/or SAT Subject Tests and wish to report them may continue with that plan.
    • Applicants may self-report their SAT or ACT scores using the QuestBridge application. If an applicant submits scores from both the SAT and the ACT, Penn will pay attention to the higher score from either test. Penn reserves the right to rescind admissions in the case of applicant misrepresentation including discrepancies between self-reported and official test scores.
    • For international students attending schools where English is not the language of instruction, Penn continues to require testing that demonstrates English-language proficiency. For Penn, students should take one of the following: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the DUOLINGO English Test. Visit Penn's website for additional details.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003378)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2933)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
University of Southern California
  • Common Application with USC Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through the Common Application)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4852; ACT code: 0470)
  • English Language Proficiency Test scores for international students
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001328)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4852)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • USC Parent Income and Expense Form
University of Virginia
  • Common Application with UVA-specific questions, and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (Fee waivers are accepted from The College Board, ACT and NACAC and are need-based only)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5820; ACT code: 4412)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003745)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5820)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Vanderbilt University
  • The Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (May request fee waiver from your counselor, through the Common Application or Coalition Application)
  • Vanderbilt School of Choice Form (Only if submitting the Coalition Application)
  • Midyear Report (Optional, when available from high school)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1871; ACT code: 4036)
    • Vanderbilt will also consider scores official if your counselor provides a copy of your score report.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 003535)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1871)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Vassar College
  • QuestBridge Application (Common Application or Coalition Application encouraged, but not required)
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver
    • If you apply via the Common Application, under the Vassar College Member-Specific section you will be asked “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?”. Please select “Yes, I will be using a Vassar fee waiver.”
    • If you apply via the Coalition Application, use the fee waiver code "Vassar Fee Waiver".
  • QuestBridge Writing Supplement (required if only submitting the QuestBridge Application)
  • Vassar College Selection Form - QuestBridge Applicants
  • Midyear Report
    • If submitting your QuestBridge Application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report.
    • If submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application, use their Midyear report.
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2956; ACT code: 2982)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002895)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2956)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Washington and Lee University
  • QuestBridge Application 
  • W&L QuestBridge Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5887; ACT code: 4430). 
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003768)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5887)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Washington University in St. Louis
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application with WashU Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver when you submit either the Common Application or Coalition Application)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported and Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6929, ACT code: 2386)
    • Fall 2021 applicants have the option of whether to submit standardized test scores when they apply. Learn more about our one-year test-optional policy.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 002520)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6929) 
Wellesley College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Wellesley-specific Writing Supplement
  • Wellesley QuestBridge Applicant Intent Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 3957; ACT code: 1926)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002224)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3957)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Wesleyan University
  • QuestBridge, Common, or Coalition Application and all supporting documents, including the Applicant Intention Form. The form will be available in early September.
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor. If a waiver is still necessary, contact the Office of Admission)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3959; ACT code: 0614)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001424)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3959)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Williams College
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition 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". 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 Admissions Form
  • Midyear Report: If you submit a Common App or Coalition Application in addition to a QuestBridge Application you/your counselor may use any of the midyear forms to submit your updated transcript.
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 3965; ACT code: 1936)
    • Williams offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. 
  • Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio (Optional): If you have a talent in the arts, samples of your work can be submitted via SlideRoom for review by Williams faculty. 
  • Scientific Research Abstracts (Optional): 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 questbridge@williams.edu.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002229)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3965)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms
Yale University
  • Common Application with Yale-specific questions, and all supporting documents or the Coalition Application with Yale-specific questions and all supporting documents
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • (Optional) Self-Reported or Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3987; ACT code: 0618)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001426)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3987)
  • 2019 Federal Tax Returns and Forms