QuestBridge Regular Decision

QuestBridge Regular Decision offers Finalists the unique opportunity to apply to any of our college partners with no application fees. Last year, approximately 2,000 Finalists were admitted to a college partner through QuestBridge Regular Decision — the majority of QuestBridge Scholars gain admission through this process!

How it works

  • If you are selected as a Finalist, you can apply through QuestBridge Regular Decision 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.

What can you get from applying through 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 with no application fees.
  • Get a second 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.

 

QuestBridge Regular Decision Timeline

Date/Deadline

What to complete

Who

October 18

Finalist Notification: Check your Manage page to see if you were selected as a Finalist.

All applicants

November 5 - December 10

QuestBridge Regular Decision Form is available on your Manage page: Select which colleges you intend to apply to through Regular Decision.

Finalists

(After Dec. 3, College Match Scholarship Recipients should withdraw from Regular Decision.)

January (various deadlines)

Submit additional Regular Decision Requirements to each of the colleges by the colleges' Regular Decision deadlines.

Finalists

Spring

Receive admissions and financial aid decisions from colleges.

Finalists

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. Visit each college partner page to view more “Application Requirements,” and scroll down to the Regular Decision Requirements.