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 College Match. Because Non-Finalists cannot be considered for the College 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 6 through December 11. Please note: As a Non-Finalist, you may need to submit application fees or additional requirements to each college.

Links: Common Application  |  Coalition Application |  Universal College Application  |  QuestBridge Midyear Report  |  CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE  |  FAFSA   

Please review the requirements below for Non-Finalists:

CollegeNon-Finalist Requirements

Amherst College

  • QuestBridge Application
  • Amherst QuestBridge Writing Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3003; ACT code: 1774)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3003)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA

Bowdoin College

  • QuestBridge Application (Common Application or Coalition Application encouraged, but not required)
  • Bowdoin Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (optional; SAT code: 2089; ACT code: 1636)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3089)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA

Brown University

  • Common Application with Brown Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3094; ACT code: 3800)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver from your counselor or College Board)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3189)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms (upon request)
  • FAFSA

Caltech

  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Caltech Questions, and all supporting documents.  Please include your Common Application ID or Coalition ID on all forms. Caltech requires two teacher recommendations with their chosen application platform: 1 from a Humanities or Social Science teacher AND 1 from a Math or Science teacher.)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4034; ACT code: 0182)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver from your counselor, College Board, ACT or the NACAC fee waiver form)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4034)
  • FAFSA
  • Noncustodial Parent Profile, if applicable 
  • Other financial aid forms as applicable (see Financial Aid Forms)
  • Required to submit only if admitted to Caltech: 
Carleton College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Carleton College Supplement and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6081; ACT code: 2092)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 6081)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA

Claremont McKenna College

  • Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents, including two academic teacher recommendations
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4054; ACT code: 0224)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee waived
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4054)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms (submit via IDOC upon request)
  • FAFSA
Colby College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3280; ACT code: 1638)
  1. Colby requires one of the following three options: the SAT, the ACT, OR two SAT Subject Tests in different subject areas of the applicant's choice. If you take the same version of the test more than once, report all of your subscores so we may superscore your results. 
  2. Applicants may self-report standardized test scores. Students will be asked to submit their official scores only if they choose to enroll at Colby. 
  • Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3280)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Colorado College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Colorado College QuestBridge Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4072; ACT code: 0498)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4072)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Columbia University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application with the Columbia-specific questions AND all supporting documents.  
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2116; ACT code: 2717 - for Columbia College or Columbia Engineering)
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Application Fee (If paying the application fee is a significant financial burden for your family, we encourage you to request a fee waiver through your admissions application. You can find more information on how to do so and eligibility on our website).
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 2116)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Dartmouth College
  • Common Application with Dartmouth Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents, or the Coalition Application
  • Peer Recommendation (not required, but strongly encouraged)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3351; ACT code: 2508)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor.)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3351)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Davidson College
  • Common Application with the Davidson Writing Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5150; ACT code: 3086)
  • Davidson Supplement
  • Peer Recommendation
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 5150)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA

Duke University

  • Common Application with Duke Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5156; ACT code: 3088)
  • Application Fee
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 5156)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Emory University
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5187; ACT code: 0810)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee - waived for applicants who use their QuestBridge application.
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 5187)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Grinnell College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Common Application (optional)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6252; ACT code: 1318)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 6252)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Hamilton College
  • Common Application or Coalition Application preferred (QuestBridge Application accepted), and all supporting documents
  • Hamilton College Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2286; ACT code: 2754)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor or College Board)
  • Hamilton College Financial Aid Application E-Form
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 2286)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Haverford College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Haverford Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2289; ACT code: 3590)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor.)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 2289)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Macalester College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Macalester QuestBridge Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Offical Test Scores (SAT code: 6390; ACT code: 2122)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor or submit the Macalester Part One form to qualify by November 15)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 6390)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
  • Complete MIT application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3514; ACT code: 1858)
  • Math or Science Teacher Recommendation
  • Interview (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • Midyear Report (called February updates and Notes Form)
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor.)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3514)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Northwestern University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents (Northwestern Writing Supplement optional but highly recommended)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1565; ACT code: 1106)
  • Midyear Report (when available from high school)
  • Application Fee (on the Common Application, under school-specific fee waiver, select "Yes, affiliation with a community based organization.")
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 1565)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Oberlin College
  • QuestBridge or Common Application
  • Oberlin Writing Supplement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1587; ACT code: 3304)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 1587)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Pomona College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Common Application (optional)
  • Coalition Application (optional)
  • Pomona College-QuestBridge Admissions Program Selection Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4607; ACT code: 0372)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4607)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Princeton University
  • Common Application with the Princeton Writing Supplement or the Universal College Application with the Princeton Supplement, and all supporting documents (including two Teacher Evaluations and the School Report)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2672; ACT code: 2588)
  • Mid-year Report with Mid-Year Transcript 
  • Application Fee (or request fee waiver)
  • Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Rice University
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application
  • Decision Plan Verification Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6609; ACT code: 4152)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 6609)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Scripps College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Scripps QuestBridge Application Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4693; ACT code: 0426)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (waived upon submission of the Scripps QuestBridge Application Form)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4693)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Stanford University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Stanford-specific questions and all supporting documents.
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores (SAT code: 4704; ACT code: 0434)
  • Midyear Report (Deadline: Feb 15)
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your guidance counselor)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4704)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001305)
Swarthmore College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Swarthmore-QuestBridge Conversion Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2821; ACT code: 3722)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 2821)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Tufts University
  • QuestBridge Application with Tufts Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3901; ACT code: 1922)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3901)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
University of Chicago
  • Common Application or the Coalition Application with the UChicago Supplement and all supporting documents.
  • Official Transcripts
  • UChicago requires an ACT or SAT score and will accept self-reported scores during the application process. Official scores are required before enrolling. (SAT code: 1832; ACT code: 1152)
  • Midyear Report (due in January)
  • Application Fee: UChicago does not charge a college application fee for students applying for need-based financial aid.
  • UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet for UChicago Aid (free through your UChicago Account) OR the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 1832)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
University of Notre Dame
  • The Common Application or the Coalition Application, with Notre Dame Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1841; ACT code: 1252)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee  
  • Fee Waiver Instructions if using the Common Application: 

    1) Follow the instructions on the Common Application Fee Waiver portion of the application by indicating "Yes" you qualify. 

    2) Select "I can provide a supporting statement from a school official, college access counselor, financial aid officer, or community leader. 

    Fee Waiver Instructions if using the Coalition Application: 

    Within the Notre Dame supplement application on the fee waiver page please select "Yes" I am a Questbridge Applicant.                                                              
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 1841)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
University of Pennsylvania
  • Common Application with Penn Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents OR Coalition Application and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2926; ACT code: 3732)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through Common Application or Coalition Application if needed)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 2933)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
University of Southern California
  • Common Application with USC Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4852; ACT code: 0470)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through the Common Application)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 4852)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
  • USC Parent Income and Expense Form
University of Virginia
  • Common Application with UVA-specific questions, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5820; ACT code: 4412)
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (Fee waivers are accepted from The College Board, ACT and NACAC and are need-based only)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 5820)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Vanderbilt University
  • The Common Application, Universal College Application, or Coalition Application and all supporting documents
  • Vanderbilt School of Choice Form (only if submitting the Universal College Application or Coalition Application)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1871; ACT code: 4036)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor, through the Common Application, Universal College Application, or Coalition Application)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 1871)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Vassar College
  • QuestBridge Application (Common Application or Coalition Application encouraged, but not required)
  • Vassar College Selection Form - QuestBridge Applicants
  • QuestBridge Writing Supplement (required if submitting the QuestBridge application only) 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2956; ACT code: 2982)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report (if using your QuestBridge application, complete the QuestBridge Midyear Report. If submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application, use their Midyear report. 
  • Application Fee or Fee Waiver (if submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application, please check the "Request a Fee Waiver" box on the application and it will be waived)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 2956)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Washington and Lee University
  • Common Application and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5887; ACT code: 4430)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor or through Common Application)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 5887)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Wellesley College
  • Common Application with Wellesley Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3957; ACT code: 1926)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through Common Application)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3957)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Wesleyan University
  • QuestBridge Application and all supporting documents, including the Applicant Intention Form. The form will be available in early September. 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3959; ACT code: 0614), if choosing to submit scores.
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor. If a waiver is still necessary, contact the Office of Admission)
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3959)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA
Williams College
  • Students can use either their QuestBridge application, the Coalition Application or the Common Application.
  • Williams College QuestBridge Admissions Form 
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3965; ACT code: 1936)
    Williams requires the SAT (without optional essay) or the ACT (without writing). Scores should be sent to Williams directly from the College Board and/or ACT. Do NOT use the rush reporting service. If sending a score report from the testing agency poses a financial hardship, please take a screenshot of your score report and email it to questbridge@williams.edu. Please note that Williams cannot process test scores submitted on high school transcript. 
  • Midyear Report
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through questbridge@williams.edu)
  • 2018-19 CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3965)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • 2018-19 FAFSA
Optional:
  • Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio. If you have a well-developed talent in the arts, samples of your work can be submitted via SlideRoom for review by Williams faculty. 
  • Scientific Research Abstracts. 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 applicationmaterials@williams.edu

        

Yale University
  • Common Application with Yale-specific questions, and all supporting documents or the Coalition Application with Yale-specific questions and all supporting documents
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3987; ACT code: 0618)
  • Midyear Report
  • CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE (CSS code: 3987)
  • 2016 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • FAFSA