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Lisa Gordon January 29, 2013 National College Match / Eligibility and Selection Criteria

QuestBridge seeks motivated students who challenge themselves by taking and excelling in their high school's most rigorous courses. We, as well as our partner colleges, look at many different factors when assessing a student's academics, including grades, class rank, high school courses taken, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and other markers of talent and motivation.

Students interested in applying to our partner colleges through the College Match can also visit our partner colleges' websites for more specifics regarding their academic standards. To learn more, see QuestBridge's College Match Selection Criteria and our profile of last year's College Match Finalists.

Lisa Gordon January 29, 2013 National College Match / Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Most of the students who are selected as Finalists come from households earning less than $60,000 per year for a typical family of four that does not have significant assets. However, there are no absolute cut-offs. If a student comes from a household earning more than this amount but feels that he or she has faced economic hardship and fits the QuestBridge criteria of low-income and high-achieving students, we would encourage him or her to apply. There is room on the application to explain the family's situation.

Please visit the National College Match Selection Criteria for more information. You may also want to consult statistics on last year's College Match Finalists and College Match Scholarship Recipients.