Colgate University

This page will be updated by late summer of 2022.


Match Requirements for:

Finalists who rank Colgate

If you are a Finalist who ranked Colgate, your National College Match application will be sent to Colgate, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Match Requirements

Colgate University Applicant Portal Activation: QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Colgate on October 19, and Colgate may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, Colgate will then email you instructions to log in and activate your Colgate applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to Colgate.


Colgate QuestBridge Supplement

Upon processing the Questbridge application at Colgate, the Questbridge Supplement will be available on your Colgate applicant portal. 


Official Transcript(s)

School counselors should mail or email a copy of your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below).

Please also have your school counselors mail or email a copy of your first quarter or trimester senior year grades to the Office of Admission (see Contact Information below). If senior year grades are not available by November 1, please submit as soon as available. 


(Optional) Test Scores 
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 2086
ACT code: 2702

Colgate University will offer Fall 2022 applicants the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. Learn more about Colgate’s test-optional policy. Students who rank Colgate University can indicate on the QuestBridge supplement if they would like test scores considered in the review of their application.

For students who would like to submit test scores, Colgate accepts self-reported test scores, scores reported on official transcripts, or scores verified through counselors. Official scores will be required for students who enroll at Colgate and requested that their scores be considered for admission.


(Optional) Additional Essays

To offer each applicant the opportunity to share additional information in their application, Colgate offers three optional supplementary questions. These questions will be available and can be submitted through the applicant portal after Colgate has processed a student’s application. Students can choose to respond to any or all of the essay prompts.


2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002701
Available: Oct. 1

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens only. Canadian and other international students do not complete the FAFSA. 

Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) before completing the FAFSA.

If your biological or adoptive parents live apart and are divorced, separated, or were never married to each other, only your custodial parent needs to complete the FAFSA, reflecting only his/her household and financial situation.


2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2086
Available: Oct. 1

Please select "Early Decision" as your admission application type. 

If your parents are divorced or separated:

  • Both of your biological/adoptive parent(s) will 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, as the non-custodial cannot submit information until the student selects a school that requires the submission of non-custodial parent information.
  • Your noncustodial parent must submit the online Noncustodial Profile after creating a separate College Board account.
  • If you do not have any contact with your noncustodial parent, then you may submit a request to waive the requirement of their financial information. Download the Noncustodial Parent Waiver Petition.


Options following the Match

Early Decision

Finalists who rank Colgate but are not matched to a binding school may be considered during the binding Early Decision II process. If interested in Early Decision II, please notify Colgate of your intentions and complete an Early Decision Agreement (see Contact Information below).

QuestBridge Finalists who did not rank any colleges may apply to Colgate through Early Decision or Regular Decision. 

All applications for first-year admission are due January 15. A student may convert a Regular Decision application to Early Decision until February 15. 


Regular Decision

All Finalists who rank Colgate for the Match, but did not match to a binding college will automatically have their applications moved into the Regular Decision process.

If you no longer wish to be considered, you must contact the Admissions Office to withdraw your application (see Contact Information below). 

Regular Decision Requirements:

Step 1: Select Colgate on the QuestBridge Regular Decision Form on your Application Management page between November 3 - December 12. Only check the box if you fully intend to submit a complete application to Colgate (including all of the materials detailed in the table below).

Step 2: Activate your Colgate Applicant Portal. QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to Colgate on December 15 and Colgate may need a couple days to import them into their system. Use the Colgate applicant portal, sent to you via email, to track the status of your materials you submit to Colgate. 

Step 3: Submit all additional required application and financial materials by the applicable deadlines directly to Colgate as detailed in the table below.

Information for Non-Finalists

indicates a required material

Regular Decision Requirements: Admission Materials


Finalists who ranked Colgate and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Colgate 

Colgate QuestBridge Supplement 


QuestBridge Midyear Report

Official Transcript(s)

Update including recent grades

(Optional) Test Scores 
Official Reports

SAT code: 2086
ACT code: 2702


Only if new scores to report

Regular Decision Requirements: Financial Aid Materials


Finalists who ranked Colgate and submitted all materials (but did not match to a binding college)

Finalists who did not rank Colgate 

2022-2023 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 002701
Available: Oct. 1


2022-2023 CSS Profile 

CSS code: 2086
Available: Oct. 1


Contact Information 

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials and general questions):

Colgate University Office of Admission and Financial Aid
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: (315) 228-7401
Fax: (315) 228-7544
Admissions email:
Financial Aid email: