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Can Finalists Apply to Yale SCEA?

qwaszxasqwaszxas Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited September 2012 in Questbridge Programs
I am trying to figure out whether or not I should submit my Questbridge application because I can't seem to find any information on whether or not Questbridge finalists who don't rank any colleges may apply to Yale. I know from reading Yale's page on Questbridge's website that those who rank colleges many not apply SCEA, but I can't tell if this applies to those who don't rank colleges as well.

A chart at the bottom of Yale's Questbridge page says "Students who participate in the College Match may not apply Early Action.", but I just want to make sure that they don't consider being named a finalist to be participation in the National College Match, as Yale is by far my top choice and I wouldn't apply to any other college, besides possibly Stanford, through the National College Match because I find the binding aspect of other colleges' policies to be unappealing.

I likely won't rank colleges because, from my understanding, the NCM provides a lower chance at being matched at an individual school (for example, Yale apparently only matches 17-22 people each year, which seems low), so it would be impractical to only apply to one of two (correct me if I am wrong). Instead, I would be applying to Questbridge for a combination of the abillity to forward your Questbridge application regular decision and the fee waivers to partner schools.

Thanks in advance for answering
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Replies to: Can Finalists Apply to Yale SCEA?

  • scoutsmomscoutsmom Registered User Posts: 709 Member
    The Yale page, both on QB and on the Yale site, does seem to assume that if you are a finalist you participated in the Match. The QB flow chart does say you can use ED or EA if you don't rank, but you might want to email Yale Admissions to doublecheck; there's a QB email contact: [email protected]

    My son did rank Yale in the Match process. He was not matched, but receives the same generous package as a regular decision admit. Good luck!
  • crazymomstercrazymomster Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    Yale is a non-binding QB partner school, as is Stanford. There really is no reason to not rank them for a match. Once the matching (or non-matching) process is over, you can go ahead and apply. Some schools will allow you to apply early, some will defer you to regular decision.
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