QuestBridge is a national nonprofit program that identifies high-achieving, low-income students nationwide, helps them connect with the nation's best colleges and universities, and supports them to achieve success in their careers and communities. Emory University has been a proud participant in the National College Match program since 2007.

The Emory QuestBridge Scholars Network Chapter is one of the largest chapters in the nation, with over 300 undergraduates making up the community, including approximately 280 at the Atlanta campus and 20 at the Oxford College campus. QuestBridge scholars at Emory are some of our most successful students.

In order to apply to Emory University through QuestBridge, high school seniors must first apply for the QuestBridge National College Match (NCM). Visit the QuestBridge website for full details on who should apply through the National College Match, how the program works, and the application requirements.

National College Match Application Process Timeline

July National College Match application opens
September 27 Student submits QuestBridge online application
October 11 Ranked college preferences due to QuestBridge
October 18 QuestBridge selects finalists
November 1 Deadline to submit materials to all ranked colleges, including transcripts, test scores, and financial aid materials
December 3 Match Day: Finalists are notified of College Match Results
December 10 Deadline for Non-Matched students to complete the QuestBridge Regular Decision form
January 1 Emory University Deadline for all Regular Decision application materials

Applying to Emory through QuestBridge

Emory University's College Partner page of the QuestBridge website provides full details on application requirements for students who want to apply to Emory using their QuestBridge application. National College Match finalists who rank Emory are required to submit official test scores (SAT or ACT), official high school transcripts, and financial aid requirements by November 1. Matched finalists will receive their notification on December 3 from QuestBridge. Admission to Emory is binding for matched finalists, and students will be awarded a four-year scholarship.

All finalists who rank Emory for the College Match but do not match to a binding college will automatically have their application moved into the Regular Decision admission plan for Emory University for both Emory College and Oxford College. They will also automatically be considered for the Emory University Scholar Programs. Finalists who do not match will also have the option to apply under the Early Decision II admission plan.

Any QuestBridge finalist who did not rank Emory and did not get accepted to a binding college can use their QuestBridge application to apply to Emory. The deadline for non-matched finalists to inform QuestBridge to forward their application to Emory is December 10. Visit the QuestBridge website for further details on Regular Decision requirements.

QuestBridge non-finalists may also apply to Emory University using their QuestBridge application. Policies and requirements for non-finalists are posted on the QuestBridge website.

QuestBridge Frequently Asked Questions

If I am applying to Emory University through my QuestBridge application, should I also submit the Common Application or Coalition Application?

No. There is no need to submit either the Common Application or Coalition Application if you apply using your QuestBridge application. If you do choose to submit the Common Application or Coalition Application in addition to your QuestBridge application, then please make sure to include your QuestBridge application ID# with your other application.

Do I need to pay the application fee if I apply through QuestBridge?

The Office of Admission automatically waives the application fee for all students who use their QuestBridge application to apply to Emory University.

Are standardized exams required for QuestBridge applicants?

Yes. QuestBridge applicants to Emory University must meet all standardized exam requirements. Students are encouraged to submit official test scores directly to Emory through the testing agency. Self-reported scores are also acceptable. Students may also have their high school guidance counselor submit their official test scores directly to Emory or on an official high school transcript that includes test scores.

Is the National College Match binding at Emory University?

Yes. If you match with Emory, you accept a binding offer of admission and are required to withdraw any applications submitted to other colleges and universities.

If I am admitted to Emory University, but not through the National College Match, what kind of financial aid will I receive?

Emory meets 100% of demonstrated need of all admitted domestic students. Through programs like Emory Advantage, our financial aid policies are designed to make Emory affordable for low-income families. Please visit Financing Your Education webpage for more information.