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Finalists who rank Stanford

If you are a Finalist who ranked Stanford, your National College Match application will be sent to Stanford, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please review the FAQ for Stanford applicants or reach out to the school directly.

Requirements

Stanford University Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Stanford University on October 18, and Stanford University may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Stanford University will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Stanford University.

Stanford Supplement to the QuestBridge Application 

After your QuestBridge Application has been received, Stanford will email you instructions on how to access your Stanford portal and complete the required supplement.

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

For the 2023-24 application period, Stanford will review applications with or without test scores, leaving the decision in the hands of the applicant.

If you would like to submit ACT or SAT test scores, please self-report them in the application. If you are admitted and choose to enroll, and you self-reported ACT or SAT scores, official score reports will be required.

Visit Stanford's Standardized Testing page for more information.

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 4704
Available Oct. 1

Required for all applicants. Please select "Regular Decision" as your admission application type. 

Please visit Stanford’s Frequently Asked Questions, specifically the "Applicants for Undergraduate Admission" Questions #6 and #7, for more information about how to fill out forms if your parents are divorced or separated, or if you do not have contact with your non-custodial parent.

If you are undocumented:

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

After you have submitted your CSS Profile, you will receive an email from College Scholarship Service (CSS) with instructions for completing the IDOC process.

Please visit Stanford’s Frequently Asked Questions for more information about IDOC and submitting tax documents.

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001305

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until at least December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available and submit it directly to Stanford by February 15.

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens.

  • To directly transfer your family’s tax information to the FAFSA application, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Step by step instructions are available here.
  • If you choose not to complete this step, the Financial Aid Office may request  an IRS tax transcript in order to complete your application. 

If you are undocumented:

Regular Decision

Applications from Finalists who rank Stanford and but do not match to a binding college will automatically be considered in Stanford's Regular Decision round. You can report any new accomplishments or life changes through the QuestBridge Optional Update Form, due January 5. Stanford Admissions will email you in early December with instructions on how to submit this form. Stanford Admissions will also look forward to receiving your midyear transcript, which is due on or before February 15.

Finalists who ranked Stanford and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Stanford

Stanford Supplement to the QuestBridge Application 

After your QuestBridge Application has been received, Stanford will email you instructions on how to access your Stanford portal and complete the required supplement.

QuestBridge Update Form (Optional) 
Due on or before December 19

N/A 

QuestBridge Midyear Report
Due on or before February 15

(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 4704
ACT code: 0434

Only if new scores to report

Finalists who ranked Stanford and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Stanford

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001305

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

If you are undocumented, follow the instructions for Undocumented Students applying for financial aid. 

2024-2025 CSS Profile

CSS code: 4704
Available Oct. 1

If you are undocumented, follow the instructions for Undocumented Students applying for financial aid. 

2022 Federal Tax Returns and Forms

Contact Information 

Contact Information (regarding Questbridge applications and general questions):

Email: [email protected] 

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Office of Financial Aid

More information about applying to Stanford
More information about applying for financial aid at Stanford

Contact Information (for sending  admission and financial aid materials):

Submit official transcripts by email or fax to:
Stanford University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (650) 723-6050

Upload or mail federal income tax returns to:

1. Financial Aid Office: Secure Document Upload

2.  Stanford University
     Financial Aid Office
     Montag Hall
     355 Galvez Street
     Stanford, CA 94305-6106

Please allow at least three business days for processing of all documents. If you encounter technical issues with the document upload, send an email to [email protected] and someone will get back to you within 48 hours.