The QuestBridge National College Match Application

The QuestBridge National College Match Application is one of three ways to apply to Yale for freshman admission. 

Yale is a partner with QuestBridge, a national non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation’s best colleges. Students who wish to apply to QuestBridge Partner Institutions using the QuestBridge National College Match application must first submit their application materials to QuestBridge and be selected as Finalists in the QuestBridge National College Match. Students selected as Finalists have the option to rank Yale and to be considered in the fall QuestBridge National College Match admissions process. Students who do not match with Yale during that process may choose to have their applications considered in the Regular Decision admissions cycle at Yale.  

The QuestBridge National College Match Application is one of three ways to apply to Yale for freshman admission. Yale has no preference for one type of application over another. Submit one - and only one - application per admissions cycle.

Reasons why the QuestBridge Application might be right for you:

  • The QuestBridge Application includes questions that allow students from low-income households to discuss their backgrounds and unique circumstances.
  • The QuestBridge National College Match Application is free. Students named QuestBridge Finalists are not required to pay application fees to be considered for freshman admission to Yale.
  • The QuestBridge Application makes it easy for students to apply to multiple Partner Institutions with the same application and no school-specific questions or essays. 
  • For students who are named Finalists, the QuestBridge organization automatically forwards teacher recommendations and official transcripts to Yale with the National College Match Application. To complete the application, students will need to submit only official standardized test scores and the Mid-year Report (when it is available).   
  • Students who rank Yale through the QuestBridge National College Match will find out if they have matched with Yale in early December. Applications that are not matched with Yale or a binding QuestBridge Partner Institution can be considered again in Yale’s Regular Decision round if the applicant chooses.

The QuestBridge National College Match Application will be available this summer. To learn more visit www.questbridge.org

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