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QuestBridge Applicants

More information can be found on our QuestBridge Frequently Asked Questions page.

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. College Match scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.  The key benefits of the National College Match program include:

  • Full four-year scholarship with no loans
  • No application fees
  • The opportunity to attend one of 35 top-tier colleges
  • A unique application that is designed to help high-achieving students turn their low-income status into an advantage in the college admission process

Successful QuestBridge applicants demonstrate exceptional academic abilities and a drive to succeed despite financial obstacles. Scholars come from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds, and various domestic and international geographic regions.

For more information on how to apply for the National College Match, visit QuestBridge National College Match Flowchart.

 

How to Apply to Pomona College as QuestBridge College Match Finalists

Students who become QuestBridge College Match Finalists must submit the following additional materials to Pomona College by November 1:

  1. Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line College Match Finalists, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript
  2. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript

Students may also submit theatre, dance, music, visual arts, science, or mathematic supplements for consideration. As a QuestBridge College Match Finalist, you will need to submit your supplemental materials by November 1 using one of the QuestBridge Specific Supplement pages. More information can be found on the Pomona College Slideroom Page.

 

Information for QuestBridge Non-Finalists

Students who are Non-Finalists for the College Match process can apply to Pomona through Early Decision I or II or Regular Decision.

Early Decision Students for whom Pomona is the clear first choice are strongly encouraged to apply under the Early Decision option. This may allow students to resolve their college choice earlier in their senior year and to avoid the necessity of filing multiple applications. Please keep in mind that Early Decision is a binding commitment, and students may submit an early-decision application to only one institution. Students admitted under Early Decision are expected to withdraw all other college applications and to initiate no new ones.

Early Decision I: Application materials due November 1, 2014

Early Decision II: Application materials due January 1, 2015

Regular Decision Students who wish to keep their options open regarding their college choice should apply as Regular Decision candidates for admission. The majority of Pomona applicants choose this option. Regular Decision applicants must apply by January 1, and those who are admitted to the College have until May 1 to accept or decline admission. Please consult our application deadlines page for the exact submission and notification dates.

Regular Decision: Application materials due January 1, 2015

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions that practice need-blind admissions and provide need-based financial aid.  We actively encourage all qualified applicants to consider Pomona, regardless of whether they can afford the full cost of attending. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

 

Information for Non-Participating Finalists

Students who become Finalists but do not participate in the College Match process are Non-Participating Finalists. Non-Participating Finalists can apply to Pomona through Early Decision I or II or Regular Decision.

Early Decision Students for whom Pomona is the clear first choice are strongly encouraged to apply under the Early Decision option. This may allow students to resolve their college choice earlier in their senior year and to avoid the necessity of filing multiple applications. Please keep in mind that Early Decision is a binding commitment, and students may submit an early-decision application to only one institution. Students admitted under Early Decision are expected to withdraw all other college applications and to initiate no new ones.

Early Decision I: Application materials due November 1, 2014

Early Decision II: Application materials due January 1, 2015

Regular Decision Students who wish to keep their options open regarding their college choice should apply as Regular Decision candidates for admission. The majority of Pomona applicants choose this option. Regular Decision applicants must apply by January 1, and those who are admitted to the College have until May 1 to accept or decline admission. Please consult our application deadlines page for the exact submission and notification dates.

Regular Decision: Application materials due January 1, 2015

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions that practice need-blind admissions and provide need-based financial aid.  We actively encourage all qualified applicants to consider Pomona, regardless of whether they can afford the full cost of attending. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

 

Application Materials for QuestBridge Non-Finalists


Regular Decision:

  1. Pomona Program Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants (Your application fee is automatically waived upon submission of this form.)
  2. Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line Non-Finalist, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.
  3. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript

Early Decision:

  1. Pomona Program Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants (Your application fee is automatically waived upon submission of this form). Early Decision applicants should be sure to complete the Early Decision Agreement at the bottom of the form.
  2. questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line Non-Finalist, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.
  3. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript

 

Application Materials for QuestBridge Non-Participating Finalists


Regular Decision:

  1. Pomona Program Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants (Your application fee is automatically waived upon submission of this form.)
  2. Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line Non-Participating Finalist, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.
  3. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript

Early Decision:

  1. Pomona Program Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants (Your application fee is automatically waived upon submission of this form.) Early Decision applicants should be sure to complete the Early Decision Agreement at the bottom of the form.
  2. Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line Non-Participating Finalist, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.
  3. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript

 

Information for Non-Match QuestBridge Finalists

QuestBridge Finalists who do not match with a college through the National College Match program may still apply to Pomona via Early Decision II or Regular Decision.

Early Decision Students for whom Pomona is the clear first choice are strongly encouraged to apply under the Early Decision option. This may allow students to resolve their college choice earlier in their senior year and to avoid the necessity of filing multiple applications. Please keep in mind that Early Decision is a binding commitment, and students may submit an early-decision application to only one institution. Students admitted under Early Decision are expected to withdraw all other college applications and to initiate no new ones.

Early Decision II: Application materials due January 1, 2015

Regular Decision Students who wish to keep their options open regarding their college choice should apply as Regular Decision candidates for admission. The majority of Pomona applicants choose this option. Regular Decision applicants must apply by January 1, and those who are admitted to the College have until May 1 to accept or decline admission. Please consult our application deadlines page for the exact submission and notification dates.

Regular Decision: Application materials due January 1, 2015

Pomona College is one of a handful of institutions that practice need-blind admissions and provide need-based financial aid.  We actively encourage all qualified applicants to consider Pomona, regardless of whether they can afford the full cost of attending. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.


Application Materials for Non-Match Finalists


Regular Decision:

  1. Pomona Program Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants (Your application fee is automatically waived upon submission of this form.)
  2. Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line Non-Match Finalist, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.
  3. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript

Early Decision:

  1. Pomona Program Selection Form for QuestBridge Applicants (Your application fee is automatically waived upon submission of this form.) Early Decision applicants should be sure to complete the Early Decision Agreement at the bottom of the form.
  2. Official high school transcript(s), mailed or emailed directly by your counselor to questbridge@pomona.edu with the subject line Non-Match Finalist, Full Legal Name, Official Transcript.
  3. Official SAT and 2 SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores, sent directly from College Board/ACT or on your official transcript