The National College Match is a college admission and scholarship process through which high-achieving, low-income students can be admitted early with full four-year scholarships to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Through the National College Match application, students who have excelled academically despite financial hardship can highlight their unique story and stand out in the college admissions process. In the fall, QuestBridge selects top applicants as Finalists and students are able to rank up to 15 colleges to be “matched” – admitted early with a Match Scholarship – to the college that appears highest on their list that also wants to match with them. Finalists who do not match or choose not to rank colleges, can use the QuestBridge application to apply to our college partners through other early and regular decision opportunities.
You can learn more about the National College Match process by reviewing the following pages on our website:
- Who Should Apply
- How It Works
- Ranking Colleges
- The Match Scholarship
- QuestBridge Regular Decision
- Dates and Deadlines
We also encourage you to read QuestBridge Scholar stories for inspiration from past QuestBridge applicants.
Watch a short video on the National College Match process: