QuestBridge is a non-profit organization that connects high-achieving, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges and universities. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholars Program. Vassar College has been a proud QuestBridge college partner since 2007.
A complete list of application requirements to Vassar College can be found on our Application Requirements page, including information about applying through the College Match, Early Decision II or Regular Decision.
For College Match Finalists who would like to match with Vassar College, the October sitting for the SAT and October sitting for the ACT are the latest exams that we will consider. Please clearly indicate that you are scheduled to take the October test dates on your QuestBridge application.
No. We do not offer evaluative interviews as a part of the QuestBridge College Match review.
Yes. If you match with Vassar College, it is a binding offer of admission and we expect you will withdraw any applications at other college or universities. If you match with any QuestBridge partner school, QuestBridge will also notify the partner institutions of your College Match outcome.
No. At this time we are only able to offer the Match Program to U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, and undocumented students (students who live in the U.S. but do not have a current visa). International students may apply to Vassar College either through Early Decision II or Regular Decision.
All applicants to Vassar College are reviewed in a need-blind admissions process. All of our financial aid is need-based. QuestBridge Scholars can anticipate receiving the financial aid outlined in our Match Scholarship Profile.
If you ranked Vassar College on your match list through QuestBridge, your application will automatically roll to our Regular Decision applicant pool. You will need to complete the Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement.
If you wish to apply for Early Decision II using your QuestBridge application, you must submit a signed and completed Early Decision Agreement Form along with the Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement confirming your application program.
If you no longer wish to be considered for admission to Vassar College, you must send us a written request to withdraw your application.
Select Vassar on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 5 and December 10. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Vassar.
You will need to complete the Vassar Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants and the Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement.
If you wish to apply for Early Decision II using your QuestBridge application, you must submit a signed and completed Early Decision Agreement Form along with the Vassar Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants and Vassar QuestBridge Writing Supplement confirming your application program.
The Early Decision Plan is intended for those candidates who have decided that Vassar College is a clear first choice. Students may have only one Early Decision application to any college pending at any time. In order to be considered for Early Decision admission, candidates must submit a completed Early Decision Agreement Form. Your senior year first quarter/ trimester grades are required.
A complete list of application requirements for Vassar College can be found on our Application Requirements page.
Yes. Students may apply to Vassar College using either the QuestBridge Application OR by submitting a Common Application or Coalition Application. It is not necessary to submit multiple applications. Vassar College does not prefer one application over the other.
All QuestBridge Finalists automatically qualify for a fee waiver. If you apply via the Common Application, under the Vassar College Member-Specific section you will be asked “Do you intend to use one of these school-specific fee waivers?”. Please select “Yes, I will be using a Vassar fee waiver". If you apply via the Coalition Application, use the fee waiver code "Vassar Fee Waiver".
If you were not named a QuestBridge Finalist and are requesting a fee waiver for your application to Vassar College through our general process, please follow the same instructions listed above for Finalists.
The application deadline for both Early Decision II and Regular Decision admission at Vassar College is January 1, 2019.
No. However, if you are a Regular Decision applicant, you will need to complete and submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA forms. For more information, please visit our Financial Aid website.
Vassar College has an excellent financial aid program. We have a need-based financial aid policy. We are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for accepted students who apply for aid. Check out our Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of what a financial aid package at Vassar College might look like for you.
For more information regarding the Financial Aid program at Vassar College, please visit our Financial Aid profile at QuestBridge.
You should submit your mid-year grade report with first semester grades when available, typically by February 1. If you apply to Vassar College using your QuestBridge Application, please use the QuestBridge Midyear Report. Your school counselor can send your mid-year grade report by:
If you apply to Vassar College using the Common Application or the Coalition Application, use their Midyear Report.
Within 10 days of receiving your application, you will receive an email with a Vassar ID and directions on how to access an online checklist for your application.
Due to the heavy volume of applications and supporting materials received by our office, it generally takes us a few weeks to enter supporting documents such as transcripts, teacher's recommendations, test scores, etc. on our system, especially around the January deadline for regular decision applications. If there are items missing from your application, you will be notified by the beginning of February.
Contact information for QuestBridge can be found on this page. Questions about the status of your QuestBridge application and the College Match process should be directed to QuestBridge.
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