Which QuestBridge schools are non-binding?

For all QuestBridge partners but MIT, students are required to attend their match school. Students who are matched to MIT may apply to other schools regular decision. The other three schools that had non-binding policies last year — Princeton, Stanford, and Yale — recently changed their policies to be binding.

What happens if you don’t go to a binding college?

It’s important to remember that while an early decision contract is not legally binding, there can be severe consequences should you withdraw for a non-compelling reason. The ED college could inform other colleges, and you could lose your place at all the colleges to which you’ve been accepted.

Do you have to be low-income for QuestBridge?

Household income is less than $65,000 a year, and often less for a typical family of four, with minimal assets. Often eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

How many QuestBridge finalists get matched to Columbia?

250 scholars

How many QuestBridge finalists get matched to Stanford?

1,464 finalists

How many QuestBridge finalists get matched to Yale?

40 Questbridge finalists

Is early decision binding if you can’t afford it?

Students may opt out if they can’t afford to attend. In general, early decision is binding and a student is required to accept the offer of admission. But there is one exception – if the aid award offered by a school isn’t enough to make the cost affordable.

What happens if you reject early decision?

Nothing, If You Back Out With Good Reason Yes, early decision is binding. However, if you have a good reason for backing out of an early decision offer from a college, the school will often let you leave without penalty. A common reason for being released from the offer is due to finances.

Does QuestBridge increase your chances?

Yes, I think Questbridge does give you a better acceptance chance, especially if you decide to do College Match and your EFC is $0. You must get your application submitted by September, and College Match is done a week before early decisions at selective colleges.