Opportunities through the College Match

What can you get from applying through the National College Match?

Applying to college through QuestBridge offers Finalists many opportunities and benefits. Take a look at what you can get from ranking colleges for early admission, followed by QuestBridge Regular Decision (in case you aren't matched).

The National College Match flowchart may also help you understand how it works.

 Early Admission:
Rank colleges through the National College Match
Regular Decision:
Apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision (if not matched)

Full four-year scholarship


Rank up to 12 colleges for early admission


Free online application

College partner application fees waived

Early admission to an outstanding college


Join the QuestBridge Scholars Network

Outstanding financial aid packages for admitted students

Can apply Early Decision or Early Action

Cannot apply ED/EA until after College Match Scholarship results are released on Dec. 3 (if not matched). Learn more >>

How many students get admitted through the National College Match?

We are looking for academically outstanding students who also fulfill our financial qualifications. In 2018, out of 16,248 applications, 6,507 students were selected as National College Match Finalists. Of the Finalists, 1,044 students matched to a QuestBridge college partner and received a full four-year College Match Scholarship. We estimate that approximately 2,000 Finalists will be admitted to a college partner through QuestBridge Regular Decision.

View our 2018 Finalist Profile >>