The University of Notre Dame is proud to partner with QuestBridge, a nonprofit organization that matches high-achieving, low-income students with scholarship and educational opportunities at selective colleges and universities across the country.
Notre Dame is dedicated to providing qualified students with a diverse array of backgrounds, talents, and interests the opportunity for an unparalleled educational experience. If you are a high school senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges, consider applying via QuestBridge.
How It Works
- Step 1: Apply
Start your free, online National College Match application via the QuestBridge website. The application deadline is September 27.
- Step 2: Rank
Rank up to 12 colleges and universities with which you'd like to be matched, and submit your signed Match Agreement Form to be considered for early admission and a full four-year College Match Scholarship.
- Step 3: QuestBridge Selects Finalists
If you are selected as a QuestBridge finalist and you ranked colleges and universities via QuestBridge, you will be considered for a College Match Scholarship. If you are not selected as a finalist, you will not be considered for a College Match Scholarship, but we still encourage you to apply directly to Notre Dame in Restrictive Early Action or Regular Decision to be considered for both admission and need-based financial aid.
Step 4: Complete Your Application by November 1
Step 5: Receive Your Decision
If you are eligible for the College Match, you will learn directly from QuestBridge on December 3 if you have been matched with a partner school.
Finalists who have ranked Notre Dame but are not matched with a QuestBridge partner school will receive a Restrictive Early Action decision in mid-December. If you are not matched to Notre Dame, you may still be admitted; Notre Dame is fully committed to meeting the full demonstrated financial need for all undergradate students for all four years.
Questions about the QuestBridge process?
- Check out our FAQs for more information about matching with Notre Dame or contact your regional admissions counselor.
- Visit the QuestBridge website to learn about the process. If you need a visual, this graphic gives an overview of each step.
- View a timeline for applicants here.