"Before QuestBridge, I was considering colleges close to home that I could afford based on local scholarships and federal aid. However, after hearing of QuestBridge, I started to dream bigger, coming to understand that acceptance to amazing colleges was not only within my grasp, but financially feasible as well."
|Application Process: QuestBridge Regular Decision|
Admission through QuestBridge's Regular Decision process is not binding and does not come with a guaranteed financial aid package; however, because all of our partner colleges are committed to meeting financial need, many finalists are admitted to our partner colleges each year with very generous financial aid. More than 1,300 QuestBridge applicants were admitted to our partner colleges this year through the Regular Decision process, and were able to attend their school very affordably.
You may apply to our partner colleges through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process if you:
There are many benefits to applying to our partner colleges through our Regular Decision process:
Finalists who are not matched through the College Match are encouraged to apply to QuestBridge partner colleges through our Regular Decision process. It is important to understand that each college is only able to offer a small number of College Match scholarships. If you are not matched with any of the colleges you ranked, it is NOT the same as being rejected by the colleges. It simply means that the college decided not to admit you early with a guaranteed full College Match scholarship.
The QuestBridge Regular Decision Process
1. Submit the QuestBridge National College Match application by September 28. For complete information on the application process, please see the National College Match application process page.
3. In December, select the partner colleges to which you would like to apply for QuestBridge Regular Decision process on your Application Management page. Regular Decision forwarding requests must be made between November 30 and December 14 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.
4. Review the Regular Decision Requirements and submit materials by each school's deadlines. Each school has additional requirements and application components you will need to submit in addition to having your QuestBridge application forwarded. (You may need to submit additional materials even if you ranked a college for the College Match process.) These requirements are due by the individual college's Regular Decision deadlines. Some schools require you to fill out and submit the Common Application in addition to the QuestBridge application, so please review this information carefully for each school you are applying to through the Regular Decision process. Click here for the Regular Decision Requirements page. On this page, you can also learn more about which schools will automatically consider you for Regular Decision.
5. Wait to hear from the colleges directly. Colleges contact you directly to inform you of their admission and financial aid decisions according to each school's own timeline, typically in the spring.