Graduate School Match: How to Apply


The 2023 Graduate School Match: MBA application closed on August 31, 2023. View all dates and deadlines >>



  • QuestBridge Alum (a National College Match Finalist who graduated from a QuestBridge college partner)
  • Strong academic profile
  • GMAT or GRE score report from a test taken prior to the application deadline
  • Several years of professional work experience

The Graduate School Match: MBA evaluation is a holistic review. Successful candidates demonstrate the following:

  • Evidence of strong academic achievement
  • Leadership experience and potential
  • A vision for their professional goals
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Diverse perspectives and experiences

Application Requirements 

The QuestBridge Graduate School Match: MBA application is specifically designed to highlight your unique background to help you stand out in the MBA admissions process. The application also includes:

  • Copies of all post-secondary transcripts
  • GMAT and/or GRE test scores
  • Resume of work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Rankings list

Applicants will also need to submit supplemental application materials to each graduate school partner they rank and may be invited to participate in an interview with the school(s) as part of the selection process.

Application Requirements Details


Applicants must upload scanned PDF copies of official transcript(s) from each post-secondary degree and non-degree granting institution they have attended. Offers of admission by the school depend on receipt and verification of official transcripts. Applicants will be required to submit official documents to the school prior to matriculation.

Resume of Work Experience
Applicants must upload a one-page professional resume with all full-time experience, including military and entrepreneurial, and any significant part-time or summer employment since the beginning of college. The resume should include employer name, location, dates, and titles.

Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must register two recommenders in the application. The recommendations should be written by individuals who have direct knowledge of the applicant’s performance in a work environment and can comment meaningfully. We strongly prefer one recommendation to come from a current supervisor. Recommendations from peers, family, and friends are strongly discouraged and will be evaluated as such.

Applicants will rank the graduate school partners in order of preference to be considered for admission and a full-tuition scholarship. Applicants who match will be admitted in an early round with a full-tuition scholarship to the school highest on their rankings list that also wanted to match with them. Applicants will receive Round 1 decisions from all schools they ranked but did not match with. Since the Graduate School Match is non-binding, we encourage applicants to rank any school they would consider attending in order to maximize their options.

All of our graduate school partners require an interview for admission. Please visit the individual school websites to learn about the interview process. Once the application and supplements are submitted, the school may contact you directly to schedule an interview as appropriate.