You will find a detailed list of required documents on the QuestBridge website under the Columbia University College Match Requirements. Columbia is a college partner with QuestBridge. In addition to the QuestBridge application, the admissions and financial aid offices require students to submit additional information directly to Columbia University.
Admissions Requirements: All students that are interested in attending Columbia must also file the Common Application or the Coalition Application, along with the Columbia-specific questions. Please refer to this webpage for information about applying to Columbia. All students must apply online.
Students should submit their application to Columbia under Regular Decision if they wish to be considered for the National College Match. Please select "Regular Decision" under Entry Term when filling out your application. If you are matched with Columbia through QuestBridge, your application status will automatically switch to Early Decision. Please note that if selected as a College Match with Columbia, the admission contract is binding and students are expected to attend Columbia the following fall. In addition, students must withdraw all other applications. During the evaluation process for the College Match, the Columbia admissions committee will consider both your QuestBridge application and the Common Application or Coalition Application.
Financial Aid Requirements: All students that rank Columbia through the National College Match must submit the following financial aid information by November 1, 2016:
- 2017-2018 CSS PROFILE online (including Noncustodial PROFILE, if applicable). Columbia's CSS code is 2116.
- 2016 Tax Returns & W2s
- Parent or Guardian's most recent 2017 pay stubs
These documents should be faxed to (212) 854-5353 ATTN: QUESTBRIDGE as soon as possible and no later than November 1, 2017.