Dear QB: How do I complete my College Match Requirements on time?

DearQBNow that Finalists have been announced, you should be working diligently on your College Match Requirements for the schools you ranked. With only a short time period between Finalist notification and the College Match Requirements deadline (November 1), we wanted to give you our best tips for staying organized during this very important part of the process:


1. Stay organized and be thorough

National College Match Requirements Tracker tool

The QuestBridge website and the checklists on your Manage page are very helpful tools, but it may also be useful to track all of your requirements and progress in one place. Use our College Match Requirements Tracker Tool, available through your Manage page, to get a broad overview of the requirements for each school you ranked.

Each school has different requirements, so it’s important you check each one individually.

2. Submit official test scores and transcripts first

You’ll need to send these materials directly to each school you ranked by November 1. Note that November 1 is a receive-by date, not a postmark date. Some materials, like official test scores and transcripts, may take longer to send, so it’s important to send them as soon as possible after Finalist notification.

If, after reviewing the information on our website, you have questions about a school’s required materials or how to submit them, please contact the school directly.

3. Remember that your hard work is worth it!

You’ve already done an amazing job and should be proud of being selected as a Finalist. Remember that submitting these requirements allows you to be considered for a full four-year scholarship at the schools you ranked! Keep up the great work.

Dear QB is an advice column for QuestBridge applicants and QuestBridge Scholars. To submit a question, email with “Dear QB” in the subject line.