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Are my chances of getting into Yale different depending on how I apply?
QuestBridge College Match applicants are evaluated using the same standards as all Yale applicants, taking into account the context of a student’s high school program, family circumstances, and personal achievements. The timing and notification of the decision vary slightly because of the QuestBridge application timeline.
Yale will only offer admission through the National College Match to students whose parents qualify to make zero contribution to college costs. Typically, this includes families with a total income of less than $65,000 per year, though Yale does consider family assets, business ownership, and other special circumstances in addition to annual income. If you are not eligible for zero parental contribution and therefore not eligible for the National College Match program at Yale, you may be considered for admission to Yale in the Regular Decision process and will still qualify for financial aid calculated to meet your full financial need, with no loans required.