QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright and motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's most selective college and universities. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship.
Caltech partnered with QuestBridge to connect and provide access to high-achieving low-income students who are looking for an exceptional science, math, and engineering undergraduate experience. Students who are interested in participating in the National College Match or who want to know more about this program should visit the QuestBridge website: questbridge.org
How to apply
Students applying through the National College Match program must fill out the QuestBridge application and follow the directions and deadlines given by QuestBridge.
If you have ranked Caltech as one of your choices, your official test scores, official transcript, CSS Profile, and Financial Aid Document must be submitted to Caltech as soon as you are notified of your finalist status. If you do not submit the required materials by November 1, 2012, Caltech may choose not to consider your application for the College Match.
If you are not selected as a National College Match Finalist, we encourage you to apply through the Regular Decision Process. Your application fee will be waived.
Students must submit both the Common Application and the Caltech Supplement to be considered for Regular Decision.
All QuestBridge finalists are offered an automatic fee wavier. Please select the "Other" fee waiver option on the Common App.
All QuestBridge applicants must submit all financial aid documents. Caltech requires the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. Information about these forms can be found on the Caltech Financial Aid website.
Students applying for the National College Match program must register for the CSS/Financial Aid Profile by November 1, 2012.
International QuestBridge Applicants
International students cannot apply for the College Match Program but can apply for the Early Action or Regular Decision deadline.
Students who are matched with Caltech will receive an opportunity for paid travel to visit the campus in the spring.
If you have questions about the QuestBridge Program, please contact Karly Barraza Brockett, Associate Director of Admissions at (626) 395-8934