If I rank Dartmouth but don't match with Dartmouth what happens next?


QuestBridge Finalists who ranked Dartmouth for the College Match and did not match to a binding college partner may apply via Early Decision or Regular to Dartmouth.

Early Decision
If Dartmouth is your definitive first choice, you may roll your application into our Early Decision pool. With this process, you agree that if admitted you will enroll at Dartmouth and withdraw any applications you may have submitted to other institutions. If you wish to take advantage of this option, please make sure the following materials are completed in the Dartmouth Application Management System by Saturday, December 5, 2020:

  1. (Required) A completed Early Decision Intention Form which will include the Binding ED Agreement. This must be digitally signed by your parent/guardian and school counselor.
  2. (Required) A completed Dartmouth Writing Supplement. If you haven't already completed this, be sure to do so by the 12/5/20 deadline.
  3. (Optional) Submit a Peer Recommendation.


Regular Decision
All Finalists who ranked Dartmouth for the College Match but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process. Please submit your Mid-Year Report with an updated transcript and any relevant updates. We also encourage you to complete a peer recommendation. You may submit this through the Dartmouth Application Management System or by emailing submit@dartmouth.edu with the following subject line: "Peer recommendation for [Your First and Last Name]." Your peer may also send us the recommendation directly.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must request that your application be withdrawn by completing the "Application Withdrawal Request Form," available through the Dartmouth Application Management System.