We review applications holistically, and students are evaluated based on every section of the application. No single factor is decisive. Grades, curriculum, standardized test scores (if taken), financial need and other socioeconomic factors, teacher recommendation, activities (including work, home or family responsibilities), and writing responses are the most heavily weighted factors. Due to the volume of applications that we receive, QuestBridge cannot comment on individual application decisions. For more information, please see Who Should Apply.