I am a senior filling out my Questbridge application with several questions about this SEEMINGLY amazing program. (Please note that I am not yet a finalist, just someone who’s trying to get more information about Questbridge)
I’ve done some digging on Questbridge and have found several forums where members actually warned against going with College Match for finalists; instead, many seemed to recommend using the Questbridge Finalist status on the Common App as an award instead and applying via SCEA/ED to a top 15 college. Does anyone know the caveats of this strategy?
For some background, I am a lower-middle class (EFC: $0) Asian Male with mediocre test scores. (1520 SS SAT, 33 ACT, and have not taken SAT 2s but have done practice tests and gotten 760+ on Math 2 and 700+ on Bio without studying) My GPA is 4.0 unweighted and I was ranked #1 in my class of 380ish last year, however, my school is definitely not a prestigious High school of any kind (58% minority, 42% government assistance). These are definitely aspects I want to highlight on my College Apps but was just wondering if I would have a better chance going through Match (IF a Finalist), or using the common app earlier with a Finalist Status?