We know the college admission process can be a little overwhelming. We're here to help. For quick reference, we’ve compiled the answers to our frequently asked questions. Please select your topic below.
If you are applying through the National College Match, we will be unable to review your arts supplement or conduct alumni interviews during the Match application review process given the early timeline. Students considered in our Regular Decision review process will have their arts supplements reviewed and may be offered an interview at that time.
College Match applicants will learn if they matched with an institution in early December. You will receive an email directly from QuestBridge. Students who match with Princeton will receive a follow-up email from the Office of Admission. Non-matched students will receive an email with next steps. We will not be able to release decisions by phone. Please communicate directly with QuestBridge to find out if you matched with a school.
We do not have a set number we plan to match with and much depends on the applicant pool itself. In the past, we have matched with a small number of students through College Match with the majority of QuestBridge admits coming in Regular Decision.
No. The Common Application is no longer a requirement for QuestBridge finalists. As such, if you choose to complete and submit one, we will not review it. Please note that QuestBridge finalists are required to submit the Princeton QuestBridge Supplement, which includes additional essays and short answer questions, along with a Graded Written Paper.
Yes. All students, regardless of citizenship status, may apply to Princeton through the College Match.
Students who match with Princeton and students admitted in Regular Decision receive the same consideration for financial aid. Princeton has a remarkable financial aid program. We are committed to need-based financial aid and meeting 100 percent of a student's demonstrated need.
The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding lower-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. Princeton has been a proud QuestBridge partner for many years now and every year, we match with a small number of students through College Match. Beginning with the 2020-2021 admission cycle, Princeton has a binding decision for students matched with us through the National College Match.