QuestBridge Regular Decision

QuestBridge Regular Decision offers Finalists the unique opportunity to apply to any of our college partners with no application fees. In the past, 40% of Finalists who did not match were admitted to at least one college partner through QuestBridge Regular Decision or other admissions rounds.

  • If you are selected as a Finalist, you can apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision using your National College Match application in the event that you are not matched, or chose not to rank colleges. 
  • Finalists can begin selecting colleges to apply to through the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form in early November (before Match Day), and complete their applications by the colleges' Regular Decision deadlines.
  • You would be reviewed for admission during the colleges' normal Regular Decision timeline and receive your decision in the spring.
  • If you are not selected as a Finalist, review the For Non-Finalists webpage.

Benefits of QuestBridge Regular Decision

If you are selected as a Finalist, you can take advantage of these unique opportunities:

  • Apply to any of our college partners using your National College Match application with no application fees. The National College Match application is due September 26, 2023.
  • Get another chance for admission at colleges you ranked, and add additional schools that interest you.
  • Stand out as a Finalist, a distinction that advantageously identifies you as a high-achieving student from a low-income background.
  • Receive a very generous financial aid package that will meet 100% of your demonstrated financial need.
  • Join a community of scholars. Finalists who enroll at a college partner can access a supportive community of peers and alumni throughout college and beyond. 

Please note: Because all our college partners have extremely competitive admissions processes, Finalists should also apply to a range of target and likely non-QuestBridge colleges where you are confident you can be admitted.

QuestBridge Regular Decision Requirements for Finalists

Submission of the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form in December does not complete your applications; you must submit additional Regular Decision Requirements directly to the colleges. Click the links below to view each college's Regular Decision Requirements, which you can also find on each college partner's Application Requirements page.

If you have a question about submitting materials that is not answered on the school's Application Requirements page, please email or call the school's admissions or financial aid office directly through the contact information at the bottom of their Application Requirements page.

Regular Decision Requirements

Amherst College

Barnard College

Boston College

Boston University

Bowdoin College

Brown University

California Institute of Technology

Carleton College

Case Western Reserve University

Claremont McKenna College

Colby College

Colgate University

College of the Holy Cross

Colorado College

Columbia University

Dartmouth College

Davidson College

Denison University

Duke University

Emory University

Grinnell College

Hamilton College

Haverford College

Johns Hopkins University

Macalester College



Middlebury College

Northwestern University

Oberlin College

Pomona College

Princeton University

Rice University

Scripps College

Smith College

Stanford University

Swarthmore College

Tufts University

University of Chicago

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

University of Southern California

University of Virginia

Vanderbilt University

Vassar College

Washington and Lee University

Washington University in St. Louis

Wellesley College

Wesleyan University

Williams College

Yale University