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QuestBridge Applicants

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QuestBridge is a nonprofit program designed to assist high-achieving, academically motivated students from low-income backgrounds in learning about and applying to top colleges around the nation. The University of Chicago has been a proud QuestBridge partner college since 2007, and currently has more than 400 QuestBridge Scholars on campus. At UChicago, QuestBridge scholars gain a transformative education and outstanding career preparation, empowering them to excel in any pursuit. QuestBridge students who select and are matched with the University of Chicago receive a generous four-year, no-loan scholarship thanks to UChicago and our alumni. We are grateful for the incredible generosity of our alumni, whose financial support makes possible scholarships for our QuestBridge students.

Students interested in participating in the National College Match should visit the QuestBridge website for instructions.

Applying to UChicago through QuestBridge

In order to apply to UChicago through QuestBridge, students must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match. All QuestBridge applicants who are interested in applying to UChicago through the National College Match Program should apply for admission and financial aid in the same manner as any other first-year applicant; however, you are not required to submit a Common or Coalition application. Your QuestBridge application will satisfy your application requirement and your application fee will automatically be waived. 

Matched Finalists

Matched Finalists will be notified by QuestBridge in early December. The National College Match with UChicago is a binding admission program.

Unmatched Finalists

All QuestBridge finalists who ranked UChicago and did not match with a binding college will automatically receive an Early Action decision from the University in mid-December. Unmatched finalists who did not rank UChicago are welcome to apply through the Early Decision II or Regular Decision round. Please refer to our first-year applicant instructions for more information.

UChicago-related QuestBridge Timelines

A complete list of QuestBridge deadlines can be found via the QuestBridge website. Students and families should note that all students should have a completed application by UChicago's deadlines in order to be considered for the admissions process.

QuestBridge-Specific Application Materials

If you have questions, please see our FAQ page or contact our QuestBridge facilitator, Sherry Vernon.