QuestBridge

Dartmouth is proud to be a QuestBridge partner.

QuestBridge is a non-profit organization that connects high-achieving, low-income students from across the country with educational opportunities at partner colleges and universities. QuestBridge provides thousands of high school students the chance to gain additional support during the college admissions and financial aid process through the College Prep Scholarship program and the National College Match program.

Applying

If you are interested in QuestBridge programs, including the National College Match, you should apply directly through the QuestBridge website. QuestBridge will review applications and then share your application materials and applicant status with partner institutions, including Dartmouth. Please review the QuestBridge Eligibility Guidelines.

Questions about applying to QuestBridge or your application materials or status should go to QuestBridge directly.

Financial Aid

QuestBridge Scholars will receive the financial aid outlined in our Match Scholarship profile. You will receive a final financial aid package directly from Dartmouth after Match notifications are released on December 1.

Learn more about our Financial Aid program.

QuestBridge FAQs

Our FAQ list covers some of the most common QuestBridge application questions, but feel free to contact us if you have more to ask.

If I am selected as a QuestBridge Finalist, am I required to apply to Dartmouth using the QuestBridge Application?

If I rank Dartmouth in the National College Match, what else is required to complete my application for admission?

Will my financial aid award be different if I am admitted through Early or Regular decision and not the Match?

If I share my QuestBridge Application with Dartmouth, may I also submit the Dartmouth writing supplement or peer recommendation?

Who do I contact if I have questions about Dartmouth or QuestBridge?

If I am not named a QuestBridge Finalist, may I still apply to Dartmouth?

If I am a Finalist but did not rank Dartmouth, may I still apply to Dartmouth with my QuestBridge Application?

If I rank Dartmouth in the National College Match, what else is required to complete my application for financial aid?

What standardized tests are required for QuestBridge applicants?

I am an international citizen studying in the U.S. with a visa. Can I apply to Dartmouth via the National College Match?

How do students become QuestBridge Finalists?

If I share my QuestBridge Application with Dartmouth, do I need to submit additional essays, recommendations, or transcripts?

Are interviews required for QuestBridge Finalists?

I am an undocumented/DACA student. Can I apply to Dartmouth via the National College Match?

If I am named a QuestBridge Finalist, may I apply to Dartmouth through the binding Early Decision process?

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

Are my chances of getting into Dartmouth different depending on how I apply?

If I share my QuestBridge Application with Dartmouth, should I also submit the Common Application or Coalition Application?

Can I connect with current Dartmouth QuestBridge Scholars?

Information for National College Match Finalists

Congratulations on being named a finalist!

A complete list of Dartmouth's requirements for finalists can be found on the QuestBridge website in our QuestBridge profile, including information about applying through the National College Match or through Regular Decision.

QuestBridge will notify you directly regarding your college match. Important Questbridge dates and deadlines can be found directly on their site.

Financial Aid is available.
We are committed to making Dartmouth financially accessible for all students.

Students are admitted to Dartmouth through a holistic process. We provide need-based financial aid for all students who demonstrate need.

In some cases, tuition is free.
If your family has an annual income of less than $100,000 and possesses typical assets, you may qualify for a scholarship (not loans) that will cover the cost of education.

Learn more about our Financial Aid program here.

Information for National College Match Non-Finalists

Don't give up!

Students who apply to participate in the National College Match, but are not named finalists by QuestBridge, are welcome to apply to Dartmouth through our Regular Decision admissions process.

You may also find it helpful to review the Regular Decision requirements for Non-Finalists on the QuestBridge site.