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 5 through December 10. 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 Profile  |  FAFSA   

Please review the requirements below for Non-Finalists:

CollegeNon-Finalist Requirements

Amherst College

  • QuestBridge Application
  • Amherst QuestBridge Writing Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3003; ACT code: 1774)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002115)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3003)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

Bowdoin College

  • QuestBridge Application (Updated essays are welcome through the ED and RD application deadlines)
  • Bowdoin Supplement
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (optional; SAT code: 2089; ACT code: 1636)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002038)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3089)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

Brown University

  • Common Application with Brown Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3094; ACT code: 3800)
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver from your counselor or College Board)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003401)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3189)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms (upon request)

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: one from a Humanities or Social Science teacher AND one from a Math or Science teacher.
  • Application Fee
    • Please 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 Transcripts
  • Official or Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 4034; ACT code: 0182)
  • 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
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6081; ACT code: 2092)
  • 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 Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4054; ACT code: 0224)
  • Application Fee (waived)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001170)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4054)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms (submit via IDOC upon request)
Colby College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Midyear Report (QuestBridge Midyear Report accepted)
  • Official Transcripts
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002039)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3280)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Colorado College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Colorado College QuestBridge Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4072; ACT code: 0498)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001347)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4072)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 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 Transcripts
  • Standardized Test Scores (Self-reported)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002707)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2116)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Dartmouth College
  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Dartmouth Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents (including two teacher recommendations and the School Report)
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor through the Common Application or Coalition Application.)
  • Peer Recommendation (not required, but strongly encouraged)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3351; ACT code: 2508)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002753)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3351)
  • 2017 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
  • Davidson Supplemental Admissions Form
  • Peer Recommendation
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores (SAT code: 5150; ACT code: 3086)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002918)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5150)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

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
  • Official Transcripts
  • Standardized 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 Transcripts
  • Official or Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 5187; ACT code: 0810)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001564)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5187)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Grinnell College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Common Application (optional)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 6252; ACT code: 1318)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 001868)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6252)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 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)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2286; ACT code: 2754)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002728)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2286)
  • Hamilton College Financial Aid Application E-Form
Haverford College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor.)
  • Haverford Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Self-reported Test Scores (SAT code: 2289; ACT code: 3590). You must report all subscores for each reported sitting.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003274)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2289)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Macalester College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Macalester QuestBridge Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Self-Reported Test Scores
    • Offical Test Scores when admitted and deciding to enroll (SAT code: 6390; ACT code: 2122)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 002358)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6390)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
  • Complete MIT application
  • Application Fee (request a fee waiver through your counselor)
  • Midyear Report (February Updates and Notes Form)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3514; ACT code: 1858)
  • Math or Science Teacher Recommendation
  • Interview (optional, but strongly recommended)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002178)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3514)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Northwestern University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents (Northwestern Writing Supplement optional but highly recommended)
  • Application Fee (on the Common Application, under school-specific fee waiver, select "Yes, affiliation with a community based organization.")
  • Midyear Report (when available from high school)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1565; ACT code: 1106)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 001739)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1565)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Oberlin College
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application
  • Oberlin Writing Supplement
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1587; ACT code: 3304)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 003806)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1587)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Pomona College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Common Application or Coalition Application (optional)
  • Pomona College-QuestBridge Admissions Program Selection Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Official or Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 4607; ACT code: 0372)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001173)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4607)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Princeton University
  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or Universal College Application
  • Application Fee (or request fee waiver)
  • Princeton Supplement
  • Midyear Report with Midyear Transcript
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2672; ACT code: 2588)
  • School Report
  • School Counselor Letter
  • Two Teacher Recommendations
  • Graded Paper
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002627)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • Princeton Financial Aid Application (PFAA)
Rice University
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Rice Supplement to the QuestBridge Application
  • Decision Plan Verification Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Standardized Testing (SAT code: 6609; ACT code: 4152)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003604)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6609)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Scripps College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Scripps QuestBridge Application Form
  • Application Fee (waived upon submission of the Scripps QuestBridge Application Form)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 4693; ACT code: 0426)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001174)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4693)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Stanford University
  • Common Application or Coalition Application with Stanford-specific questions and all supporting documents.
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your guidance counselor)
  • Midyear Report (Deadline: Feb 15)
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Test Scores (SAT code: 4704; ACT code: 0434)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001305)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4704)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Swarthmore College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Swarthmore-QuestBridge Conversion Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2821; ACT code: 3722)
  • Arts Supplement (optional)
  • FAFSA (FASFA code: 003370)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2821)
  • 2017 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
    • Please refer to the Swarthmore College Match Required Application Materials table for important information about submitting tax documents
Tufts University
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application, and all supporting documents
  • Tufts Writing Supplement
    • If submitting your QuestBridge Application, please complete the additional Writing Supplement form available within your Tufts Application Status page
  • 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)
  • Official or Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 3901; ACT code: 1922)
    • Tufts requires either the SAT (without optional essay) or the ACT (without writing). Beginning with the Class of 2023, Tufts no longer requires SAT Subject Tests. Tufts will consider scores official if your school counselor provides a copy of your score report. We will also accept self-reported test scores for admission; students who enroll at Tufts will be required to provide official scores. 
  • 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)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
University of Chicago
  • Common Application or the Coalition Application with the UChicago Supplement and all supporting documents.
  • Application Fee (UChicago does not charge a college application fee for students applying for need-based financial aid)
  • Midyear Report (due in January)
  • Official Transcripts
  • 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. (SAT code: 1832; ACT code: 1152)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001774)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet for UChicago Aid (free through your UChicago Account) OR the CSS Profile (CSS code: 1832)
University of Notre Dame
  • The Common Application or the Coalition Application, with Notre Dame Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents

      Fee Waiver Instructions if using the Common Application: 

    • Follow the instructions on the Common Application Fee Waiver portion of the application by indicating "Yes" you qualify. 
    • 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. 
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1841; ACT code: 1252)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001840)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1841)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
University of Pennsylvania
  • Common Application with Penn Writing Supplement, and all supporting documents OR Coalition Application and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through Common Application or Coalition Application if needed)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2926; ACT code: 3732)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003378)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2933)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 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 Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 4852; ACT code: 0470)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001328)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 4852)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
  • USC Parent Income and Expense Form
University of Virginia
  • Common Application or Coalition 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 Transcripts
  • Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003745)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5820)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Vanderbilt University
  • The Common Application or Coalition Application and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor, through the Common Application or Coalition Application)
  • Vanderbilt School of Choice Form (only if submitting the Coalition Application)
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report (Optional)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 1871; ACT code: 4036)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 003535)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 1871)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 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
  • QuestBridge 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 Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 2956; ACT code: 2982)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002895)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 2956)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Washington and Lee University
  • Common Application and all supporting documents
  • Application Fee (request fee waiver through your counselor or through Common Application)
  • QuestBridge Application
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 5887; ACT code: 4430)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 003768)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 5887)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Washington University in St. Louis
  • 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 Transcripts
  • Test Scores (SAT code: 6929; ACT code: 2386); will accept self-reported test scores
  • FAFSA (FAFSA Code: 002520)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 6929) OR the WashU Family Financial Profile (FFP)
Wellesley College
  • QuestBridge Application
  • Wellesley-specific Writing Supplement
  • Wellesley QuestBridge Applicant Intent Form
  • QuestBridge Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3957; ACT code: 1926)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002224)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3957)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 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)
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores (SAT code: 3959; ACT code: 0614), if choosing to submit scores.
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001424)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3959)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms
Williams College
  • QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application
    • If submitting the Common Application or Coalition Application, request application fee waiver through questbridge@williams.edu
  • Williams College QuestBridge Admissions Form 
  • Midyear Report
  • Official Transcripts
  • Test Scores (SAT code: 3965; ACT code: 1936)
    Williams requires the SAT (without optional essay) or the ACT (without writing). Scores can be entered into the testing section of the QuestBridge Application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. Students can also take a screenshot of their score report and email it to questbridge@williams.edu or send scores from the testing agency. Please note that scores for all enrolling students will be verified and discrepancies between self-reported scores and official scores may jeopardize a student’s place at Williams.
  • Visual/Performing Arts Portfolio (Optional) 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 (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 applicationmaterials@williams.edu
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 002229)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3965)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 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 Transcripts
  • Official or Self-Reported Test Scores (SAT code: 3987; ACT code: 0618)
  • FAFSA (FAFSA code: 001426)
  • CSS Profile (CSS code: 3987)
  • 2017 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms