#3 in the Nation

Graduation rate among national universities for low-income (Pell Eligible) students
U.S. News & World Report

Match Requirements

Print

Deadline: November 1

The following items are required in addition to the QuestBridge Application.

Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire

Upon receiving your National College Match Application, you will receive instructions to complete the Boston College QuestBridge Questionnaire. This questionnaire is required in order for us to complete your application.

High School Transcript

Please have your high school counselor submit your official transcripts to bcapplicant@bc.edu. If your counselor uploaded your transcript as part of your National College Match application, you do not need to resubmit it.

 

 

 

Standardized Testing

Boston College has adopted a test-optional policy for first year applicants during the 2021-22 admission cycle. Learn more here.

Students who are unable to submit standardized test results, or who choose not to, will not be disadvantaged in our selection process. In reviewing applications that do not include standardized test results, the Admission Committee will place greater emphasis on other required application credentials including academic performance, rigor of coursework, placement in class, personal statements, recommendations, and co-curricular involvement.

For those students who would like to submit standardized testing results, we accept the ACT or SAT and don't require any Optional Writing portion. If you submit multiple scores, we will superscore the tests for our evaluation and we will use the scores as one component in our holistic review of applications. If sending official scores from a testing agency, do NOT use the rush reporting service. Boston College will accept self-reported ACT or SAT test scores for QuestBridge students participating in the National College Match process only. For those who choose to submit test scores, official ACT or SAT score reports will be required prior to enrolling at Boston College. If the cost of sending test scores from the ACT or College Board would present a financial burden, please have your guidance or college counselor email a copy of your score report to bcapplicant@bc.edu. We also accept test scores that are reported on official high school transcripts.

Students who wish to further quantify their academic successes are welcome to note non-required credentials such as Advanced Placement scores or predicted IB scores (if previously taken). 

SAT code: 3083

ACT code: 1788

 

 

 

Optional Credentials for the Arts

Artistic portfolios can be submitted through SlideRoom. As a QuestBridge applicant, please select the QuestBridge category followed by the application round and corresponding artistic submission for studio art, music, and/or theater. If you are applying as part of the National College Match, please select the QuestBridge Early Decision I round for your artistic submission. 

Please note that only students who intend to major in Studio Art can submit artistic samples/portfolios through SlideRoom. If not majoring in Studio Art, please highlight any art involvement (such as photography, painting, drawing, ceramics, digital media, and video) within the Activities or Additional Information sections of the QuestBridge Application or the Common Application. 

Students with a background in theatre and/or music who plan to be involved in music and theater productions at Boston College are invited to showcase their talents by submitting artistic samples via SlideRoom, regardless of their intended major.  If you do not intend to formally pursue these artistic talents at Boston College, but you would like to tell us about past experiences you've had in the arts, we encourage you to do so within the Activities or Additional Information sections of the QuestBridge Application or the Common Application.

All materials must be received via SlideRoom by November 1 for QuestBridge National College Match candidates and Early Decision I candidates. For Early Decision II and Regular Decision candidates, the deadline is January 1. Submissions received after these dates will not be reviewed. Please note that there is a $5 fee to submit your artistic samples. Students applying as QuestBridge National College Match applicants with Boston College will automatically be reimbursed the $5 submission fee. Students applying outside of the Match process via Early Decision II and Regular Decision may request a fee waiver by emailing Cindy Córdova (cordovac@bc.edu) if the fee poses a financial hardship.

FAFSA

2022–2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002128

Available: October 1. Match applicants must complete the FAFSA by November 1. 

 

U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens. Canadian and other international students do not complete the FAFSA.

Visit the FAFSA website

Learn more about eligible non-citizen status

 

Please note that undocumented student applicants (with or without DACA status) will not need to submit the FAFSA.

CSS Profile

CSS code: 3083

Available: October 1

Select Early Decision as your admission application type.

If your parents own a business or farm:

  • Submit the CSS Profile Business/Farm Supplement.

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parents must complete their own CSS Profile with different log-in credentials. It is highly recommended that the student and custodial parent start the CSS Profile first.
  • After your custodial parent completes the CSS Profile, you'll be asked to provide an email address for your noncustodial parent.
  • Your noncustodial parent will then receive an email from the College Board with instructions on how to complete their CSS Profile online.
  • If you don't have any contact with your noncustodial parent, please submit the noncustodial parent waiver form below. 

Download the noncustodial parent waiver petition

 

2020 Federal Tax Returns

You may securely upload your required tax returns with all schedules, attachments, and W-2 forms to bc.edu/finaidupload

If you prefer to submit your documents by mail, please send them to:

Boston College
Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 1482
Portsmouth, NH 03802

Please note, however, that it can take up to two weeks to receive mailed documents, which may delay our response. Be sure to include the student's Eagle ID number on all correspondence to ensure all documents will be linked to the student's financial aid file.

If your parents own or operate a business, partnership or corporation, include a copy of the appropriate 2020 business, partnership or corporate tax returns. If your parents are divorced or separated, both biological parents must separately submit a signed copy of their 2020 federal income tax return, including all schedules, W-2s, 1099s, and any other earnings statements used to file the federal income tax return.

Finalists who choose to rank Boston College in QuestBridge’s National College Match apply to Boston College through Early Decision I, submitting their application and all supporting documents by November 1st. Applicants who choose this option are considered for a match with Boston College, which would include an official binding offer of admission. Finalists who match with Boston College will be notified of their admission decision and scholarship award by early December. 

Finalists who don’t match with Boston College, or a binding college partner, will have their application automatically moved to the Regular Decision application pool. Students must also fill out the Boston College Applicant Verification form, by January 1st, to indicate if they are interested in remaining a candidate for admission to BC through Regular Decision or if they would like to move their application to the Early Decision II application pool. Please note that Early Decision II is a binding admission process and also requires applicants to submit the Early Decision Agreement form. Students who are no longer interested in being considered for admission to Boston College may request to have their application withdrawn via the Applicant Verification Form or by email. Any finalist that matches with a partner school through a binding Early Decision commitment, will be automatically withdrawn.

Non-Finalists

Students who are not selected as a QuestBridge Finalist may still apply to BC through Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision through the Common Application. Please visit the QuestBridge Non-Finalists page for more information. 

Non-Match Finalists

Finalists who did not match with Boston College through the National College Match, nor with any other binding partner school, are eligible to be considered via Early Decision II or Regular Decision. These students must fill out the Boston College Applicant Verification form by January 1st. Please note that Early Decision II is a binding admission process and also requires applicants to submit the Early Decision Agreement form. 

Non-Participating Finalists

QuestBridge Finalists who choose not to participate in the National College Match process may apply to BC through Early Decision I, Early Decision II, or Regular Decision. You are encouraged to submit the Common Application with the Boston College Supplemental Essay. However, you may reuse one of your QuestBridge essays for the Common Application essay. 

 

Boston College is dedicated to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need for all admitted students that are United States citizens and eligible non-citizens. All QuestBridge National College Match applicants to Boston College will be considered for the Match Scholarship provided they submit the FAFSA (Code: 002128), CSS/Financial Aid Profile (Code: 3083), and federal income tax returns. 

QuestBridge students not participating in the match process at Boston College will be considered for need-based aid, provided they submit the FAFSA (Code: 002128), CSS/Financial Aid Profile (Code: 3083), and federal income tax returns. If you would like to be considered for the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program, Boston College’s academic merit-based scholarship program, you must submit your Early Decision or Regular Decision application by November 1. All applicants who submit their application by this date are automatically considered.

Options Following The Match Process

Early Decision II

Finalists who don't match with Boston College, or a binding college partner, can be considered for Early Decision II. If you're interested in this option, you must submit the Boston College Applicant Verification form through your Applicant Status Portal by January 1. Note that this is a binding admission process and also requires applicants to complete the Early Decision Agreement form, which will be provided to you within your Applicant Status Portal, once you confirm that you would like to be moved to our Early Decision II review process.

Regular Decision

Any finalist who doesn't match with Boston College will automatically be moved to the Regular Decision applicant pool. Finalists interested in remaining a candidate for admission must submit the Boston College Applicant Verification form by January 1.

If you no longer wish to be considered for admission to Boston College and want your application withdrawn, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Contact Us

Frequently Asked Questions

Print